How many seasons of After Life by Ricky Gervais on Netflix?

After Life

Following After Life's debut on Netflix in 2019, Gervais was universally praised for the show. It's difficult to recall another series about grief? Especially one that has proved so successful. The poignant drama was written and directed by Gervais, who also stars as the protagonist.


Ricky Gervais announced the release date (Jan 14 2022) for After Life season 3 on Twitter. The star also tweeted a new trailer for the upcoming season. With a viewership of nearly 100 million, Life After is the most-watched British comedy of the decade.

The official Netflix Twitter account also added… The official trailer for the final season of AFTER LIFE is here. Remember, the dog does not die. We promise. On Netflix 14 Jan.

The third season will begin with Ricky's character Tony honouring his father's wishes to scatter his ashes. The trailer promises the return of Penelope Wilton, Ashley Jensen, and Joe Wilkinson, as well as a guest appearance by Kenneth Collard.


After his wife's death from breast cancer, Tony (Ricky Gervais) is left to deal with the loss. He considers suicide but instead decides to live long enough to punish the world for his wife's death by saying and doing whatever he wants.

In his spare time, Tony watches videos of his late wife, Lisa (Kerry Godliman), who recorded messages for him before she died. In them, she urges Tony not to wallow in grief – like she expected he would.


The first season of ‘After Life' was hugely popular with viewers, although critics gave it a lukewarm reception. However, those who took the time to check out After Life on Netflix usually ended up loving the show.


The first season of After Life landed on Netflix in March 2019. It quickly gained a following in Gervais' native UK and then became a worldwide hit.

  1. After his wife's death, Tony tries to adjust to life without her.
  2. Tony considers trying hard drugs, feeling like he has nothing to lose.
  3. When he goes to a stand-up show, Tony's mood deteriorates.
  4. Tony makes an introduction and makes an unusual apology.
  5. Matt receives a disturbing phone call from his son's school.
  6. Tony finally recognizes those who have stood by him.


Determined to be kind but still struggling to be happy, Tony's actions begin to affect the people around him.

  1. Matt and Tony start attending a Zen meditation course.
  2. Matt's counsellor gives him bad advice.
  3. Sandy is disappointed after a strange occurrence at the paper.
  4. A local woman addicted to corrective surgery is interviewed by Tony.
  5. Bad news arrives for Tony.
  6. Following the death of a loved one, Tony asks his friends and coworkers for time.


We'll have to wait a few weeks before we can give you details on the new season.


Unfortunately, it's unlikely we'll get Season 4. Netflix's After Life is coming to an end: The Ricky Gervais drama-comedy will premiere its third and final season on Friday, Jan. 14.

Ricky Gervais recently stated: ‘That'll be the final instalment. It's the first time I've done a third series of anything but it felt right, and I fell in love with the characters, I think this should be it.’

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