Netflix has confirmed your favourite harrowing-yet-hilarious show After Life will be returning on 24 April and we're really excited!
Ricky Gervais's show centres around Tony, a journalist who loved life until his wife Lisa tragically died of cancer. The former nice guy then decides to sack in his moral compass in favour of doing whatever he likes, which turns out to be harder than he thinks when his family and friends rally around to save the guy they used to know.
Here's everything you need to know, from the season two cast to plot lines and more.
When did After Life season 2 wrap filming?
Ricky Gervais took to Twitter on 28 October 2019 to share a teaser picture from set, and to confirm filming had finished on the second series of After Life.
"That's the filming done. And now the long edit. #AfterLife2" he wrote to his 13.4million followers, in a tweet which has since had over 25k favourites and 900 retweets.
Ricky Gervais shared a selfie on Twitter on 6 August 2019to his 13.4million followers along with the finished script, teasing that the cast are almost ready to start filming. "Finished. 5 weeks till filming. #AfterLife2," he wrote, while giving no real teaser away about what the second season will entail.
When was After Life season 2 confirmed?
Netflix first confirmed the second series of Ricky Gervais's latest project with a tweet on April 3 2019 which read, "After Life is returning for a season two, which hopefully means more wisdom from Penelope Wilton to @rickygervais sitting on a bench."
Is there an After Life season 2 trailer yet?
Sadly there isn't a trailer yet, but Netflix did drop a series of first look images and also a hilarious video of bloopers. And yes, they're as ridiculous as you hoped. Sharing the video on Twitter, the official Netflix account wrote, "To celebrate the news of season 2 here’s @rickygervais and the cast of After Life pissing about aka the season 1 bloopers."
When will After Life season 2 air?
Six brand new episodes will air on 24th April, 2020. Netflix tweeted the exciting news alongside four first-look images.
What about potential After Life season 2 plot lines?
"In series 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down," Netflix says.
"Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?"
Who will star in After Life season 2?
Penelope Wilton will return as Anne alongside, obviously, Ricky Gervais as Tony. The likes of Tom Basden as Matt, Tony Way as Lenny, Roisin Conaty as Roxy and Mandeep Dhillon as Sandy will also be back. Ashley Jensen will also be back as the nurse, while Kerry Godliman will continue to feature in flashbacks of Lisa and Diane Morgan will return as Kath.
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