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After Life season three is coming back

February 22, 2021

Ricky Gervais has promised that the third season of popular Netflix series, After Life, will include one of the funniest scenes yet.

The comedian says work is still underway on the popular comedy series and that the script isn’t fully written.

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However, he explained how audiences will no doubt be laughing their socks off for one particular bit, which he believes will go down a storm.

Ricky quoted on Twitter, “I’ve just written a 1 minute scene for #AfterLife3 where Brian tells the receptionist a joke that I know will be impossible to get through. 20 minutes of outtakes guaranteed. Can’t wait.”

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Considering how overwhelmingly great the first two seasons were, there is no doubt the comedian will deliver the goods for the third and final series, after confirming there won’t be a fourth series.

Speaking to The Sun, Gervais said, “I’ve already made my mind up – there just won’t be a fourth.”

“You never say never but you put those things out there to make you remember because it’s tempting, it’s very tempting.”

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He likened his job to an orchestra conductor as his back is turned to the audience, Gervais added, “The audience think they want another one but they don’t know, they’re not sure, so you’ve got to be careful.”

The series sees Ricky playing the role of Tony, a man who is desperately struggling to come to terms with the point of existence, following the death of his wife, whilst also attempting to improve his relationships with other people in his life.

While Gervais ruled out a fourth instalment, he previously admitted that he felt surprised by the public’s ongoing love for the show.

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He said, “I’ve never had a reaction like this, so there is that [sense of] ‘Oh, I could only ruin it’, you know what I mean? So you’ve got to try and make it better.”

“Which is good, it’s a good state of mind to be in, it’s a good pressure. I’ve got to make this better than before – that’s a lovely pressure to have as a writer.”

“That’s not a reason not to do a second series because the first one went down so well… Most people want it the other way – they want too many series because they think it’s their favourite show.”

“I get that, as a viewer I get it, but as an artist you have got to get out a bit early. But as I say, this is the first one I’ve – I think I’m gonna do a third because the world we’ve created is too good and rich.”

Gervais has hinted regularly that the script is coming along great, so we’ll just have to sit back and wait until the new season is upon us, to see exactly what he has in store.

Are you looking forward to After Life Series 3? Be sure to leave your comments down below!

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14 Comments

  1. Bob. February 22, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Absolutely fantastic character. Ricky at his absolute best. This role was made for him.

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  2. June Clarke February 22, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    I have absolutely loved and enjoyed the first two series. Really brilliant. Poignant at times, but the comedy takes over and just makes this show top viewing and a joy to watch. The whole cast just leave you wanting more. Thank you Ricky for bringing this wonderful program to our TV’s!

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  3. Catherine Todd February 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I was well hooked on this it made me laugh and cry well worth a watch and cant wait for a new season

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  4. Paul GIBSON February 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Whatever you do is worth waiting for , and quality

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  5. Kim calcott February 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Cannot wait for series 3 absolutely genius the script the actors 👏

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  6. Mary Morris February 22, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Can’t wait for the next series so far it’s been fantastic I’ve watched it all 4 times already

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  7. Margaret Newby February 22, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    The first 2 were brilliant and it was funny but it was also very sad I watched them both twice and cried both times

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  8. Glenis Holtom February 23, 2021 at 8:47 am

    One of the best series, it has you laughing your socks off one minute and sobbing the next. The casting is brilliant, each and every one of them very funny. Please don’t stop writing Ricky

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  9. Rachel February 23, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Can’t wait. Love the dark perceptions and honesty. A return to some humanity in this crazy capitalist and exploitative world. Well done Gervais!

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  10. Lainie Bolger February 23, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Absolute brilliant series, well written with lots of laughter and tears. Very strong cast members and very poignant. Cant wait for next series

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  11. RIchard SEARLE February 23, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    “After Life” is one of the best series I’ve ever watched. One minute you’re aching with laughter and the next you’re in tears with sadness. Brilliantly written by Ricky Gervais, I can’t wait for the third series!

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  12. Jo smith February 23, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Having been widowed aged 57 (62 now) it was so in touch with the loss and mental state of the one left behind . I’m so looking forward to watching my life unfold through next series.

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  13. Michael Coventry February 25, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Oh I cannot wait for series three, the first two series we have watched over and over again. Nothing on TV tonight love….put Ricky on again that’ll take us up to bedtime.

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  14. Rita Sotos February 25, 2021 at 10:12 am

    I am super looking forward to season 3. The first two were great, made me laugh and cry. Can’t wait to see what season 3 has in store for us

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