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Ricky Gervais confirms ‘After Life’ season 3 release date

And there's not long to wait...

By Nick Reilly

Ricky Gervais in Afterlife
Ricky Gervais in 'Afterlife' (Picture: Netflix)

Ricky Gervais has confirmed that the third and final season of ‘After Life’ will arrive on Netflix next month.

The pitch-black comedy debuted in 2019 and sees Gervais star as Tony, a local journalist who is attempting to rebuild his life in the wake of his wife’s death from breast cancer.

Set in the small fictitious town of Tanbury, the show focuses on Tony’s attempts to deal with his immense grief while attempting to improve his fractured relationships with those close to him.

Gervais has now confirmed that the third series, previously confirmed as the show’s last outing, will debut on January 14.

Posting on Twitter, he shared the show’s poster which depicts Tony alongside his trusty Alsatian. A tagline states: “Every End Is A New Beginning.”

While specific plot details are yet to emerge, the show’s second season concluded with Tony planning to overdose on pills, moments before he reconciled with love interest Emma, a nurse played by Ashley Jensen.

Gervais has also teased the show’s new season by releasing soundtrack song ‘Just Three Things’, a collaboration with Razorlight guitarist Andy Burrows.

Describing the track, he told The Sun: “It’s not me being me, it’s a song about After Life and Andy’s singing so I wouldn’t need to tell ­anyone that I’ve written it but still. There’s something in it when you’re being serious.

“You’re worried about the critical reaction more than when you’re being stupid because when you’re being stupid and somebody goes, ‘That’s ­rubbish’ you’re like, ‘I don’t give a fuck'”.  

He added: “If you’re being really serious and someone says, ‘It’s rubbish’, you go, ‘Fuck, is it?'”

The show’s cast also includes Penelope Wilton, Bill Ward, Tom Basden, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Godliman, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan.