Ricky Gervais makes it at home with Netflix. Not only was his After Life series extended for a third season, He also signs a multi-year overall deal there and develops further projects.
Job security is worth gold these days, which Ricky Gervais probably thought when Netflix offered him a multi-year overall deal. As The Hollywood Reporter reports, the series maker and comedian will now be tied to the streaming service for the next time and his current series ‘After Life’ has also been extended for a third season, just two weeks after the premiere of the second season. From then on, Gervais will develop both series and stand-up comedy material.
Gervais has had a good relationship with the VoD service for a long time and has been able to accommodate films, series and comedy specials there. For example ” The Willoughbys “, ” Special Correspondents ” but also ” Ricky Gervais: Humanity ” and ” David Brent: Life on the Road “. The latter has been licensed by Netflix. After Life, he is the creator, author, director and producer.
” After Life ” is about a friendly man named Tony (Gervais), whose perfect Life gets off track when his wife dies. After retiring from suicide, the journalist decides to live long enough to brutally punish the world. Henceforth, Tony says and does what he wants. He does not care about himself and others. He is a kind of superpower. But his plan quickly gave him initial problems, because being brutally honest is not so easy when everyone around him wants to save the nice Tony they have known and loved for years.
After Life: Season 3 Cast
In addition to Gervais are Penelope Wilton ( Downton Abbey ), David Bradley ( Broadchurch ), Ashley Jensen ( Extras ), Tom Basden ( Plebs ), Tony Way (” Edge of Tomorrow “), David Earl (” Cemetery Junction “), Joe Wilkinson ( ” Him and Her “), Kerry Godliman ( Derek ), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan part of the cast.