Netflix greenlights After Life S3

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After Life Netflix has confirmed that After Life will be returning for a third series. 

The renewal of the comedy-drama, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, is part of a long-term deal that Gervais has signed with the streaming giant to write and produce scripted content and stand-up shows. 

Gervais and Duncan Hayes exec produce After Life; Charlie Hanson produces.

Set in the fictitious town of Tambury, the series centres on Gervais’ local-newspaper journalist Tony, struggling with grief after losing his wife Lisa to cancer. 

"I was planning to retire soon and just wander around the house drunk until I die, but I’ve grown a bit tired of doing that during the lockdown, and also Netflix made me an offer I couldn’t refuse," Gervais said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gervais’ previous collaborations with Netflix include the stand-up special Humanity and comedy feature Special Correspondents.