Ricky Gervais’ Utterly Brilliant ‘After Life’ Gets A Trailer For Season 2, Premiering April On Netflix

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09 Apr 20

Netflix has released the official trailer for Season 2 of Ricky Gervais’ utterly brilliant dark comedy After Life which returns to the streaming service this April.

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. In Season 1, Tony contemplated taking his own life, he decided instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on – not caring about himself or anyone else – but it turned out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

As we head into Season 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. Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?

Alongside Ricky Gervais, returning cast includes Penelope Wilton (‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Doctor Who’), David Bradley (‘The Harry Potter series’, ‘Game of Thrones’), Ashley Jensen (‘Extras’), Tom Basden (‘Plebs’, ‘David Brent: Life On The Road’), Tony Way (‘Edge of Tomorrow’), David Earl (‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘Derek’), Joe Wilkinson (‘Him and Her’), Kerry Godliman (‘Derek’), Tracy-Ann Oberman (‘Eastenders’), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan (‘David Brent: Life On The Road’). They are also joined by Peter Egan (‘Downton Abbey’), Ethan Lawrence (‘Bad Education’) and Bill Ward (‘Coronation Street’, ‘Emmerdale’).

“I was blown away by the reaction to season one,” commented Ricky. “I’ve never experienced anything quite like it! It’s been truly heart-warming to see how the show has resonated with so many viewers on an emotional level. I can’t wait for everyone to see season 2 where hope is everything”

‘After Life’ is a Netflix original series from Derek Productions. The six-part series is created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Charlie Hanson is producer and Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.

After Life‘ Season 2 premieres 24th April 2020 on Netflix UK and worldwide. Season 1 is available on Netflix around the world right now, and we urge you to go and watch!