Netflix’s ‘After Life‘ is a British comedy-drama series having a tinge of calmness and sadness. Created by acclaimed actor-comedian Ricky Gervais, the series also showcases him as the lead actor. The show follows Tony, a bereaved husband and the head of the feature stories department in a local newspaper. After his wife Lisa’s death from breast cancer, Tony becomes momentarily suicidal but tries to deal with life rather, pushing away all hands which attempt to help him push through his or her loss. As the story moves forward, the audience becomes hauled into the literary township of Tambury.
The town comes alive through the immaculate and playful acting of a gifted ensemble of casts. The acclaimed TV show first premiered on March 8, 2019, on Netflix, getting an immediate fan favorite on its launch. Praised for the portrayal of both blood-and-flesh human characters, human follies, and human emotions,’ After Life’ is one of those rare shows that relieve grief through channelizing it. Since the pensive and powerful finish of season 2, fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the after season. Well, this is everything we know about ‘After Life’ season 3!
After Life Season 3 Release Date
‘After Life’ season 2 premiered on April 24, 2020, on Netflix. The next season comprises six episodes with a runtime of 25 to 31 minutes per episode.
While Netflix is generally notorious for pulling the plug on TV shows after two seasons, the critical acclaim in addition to the huge fan following of ‘After Life’ was able to revive the series for another season. Earlier in May 2020, Gervais signed a multi-year bargain with Netflix, breaking the”two seasons and done” listing his additional scripted projects hold. However, he also confirmed that season 3 is the final season of the black comedy-drama. Netflix UK shared a pithy tweet confirming the return of Tony and his dog to get the third haul.
NEWS: After Life will return for season 3.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 6, 2020
Gervais confirmed penning the next draft in September 2020. The creator told in a meeting that filming for the next season of ‘After Life’ will commence in April 2021. While Netflix is yet to announce an official release date, even in the event the series concludes filming shortly, we could expect ‘After Life’ season 3 to release sometime in late 2021. But the looming presence of this Covid-19 pandemic is still a major threat to production, and it can cause some unforeseeable delay in the release.
After Life Season 3 Cast
At the speculated next installment of this show, the viewers may expect to observe all their favorite cast members in their typical roles. In principle functions, We’re sure to see Ricky Gervais as Tony Johnson, Tony Way as Lenny, Tom Basden as Matt, Ashley Jensen as Emma, Penelope Wilton as Anne, Joe Wilkinson as Postman Pat, David Earl as Brian, Mandeep Dhillon as Sandy, Roisin Conaty as Roxy, Jo Hartley as June, Ethan Lawrence as James, and Diane Morgan as Kath.
It isn’t yet apparent whether David Bradley will make a return in the show as Tony’s father Ray because the former season ends with all the news of his death. On the other hand, the audience may still see him through home video footage; a method previously researched in the show to develop the backstory of Tony and his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman).
Lisa is a central character in the story and will continue to be an integral part of Tony’s musings. The character of Paul (Peter Egan) was introduced in the last year as a prospective love interest for Anne, and we might see more of him. We would also rather possibly see Andi as Tony’s puppy, without whom the show would lose most of its charm.
After Life Plot
The psychological rollercoaster ride of the next season finishes with the news of Ray’s death, which proves to be still another setback for Tony. After being diagnosed with dementia, Tony’s dad was admitted to a care home where Tony visited him daily. Tony discloses to his colleagues that he’d accepted the inevitability of his dad’s death a long time back.
However, as we know of Tony’s oscillation between moments of hope and despair, we wonder whether he will be able to combat a different catastrophe. In an extra conjecture, the finality of this season sees Tony getting refused by his father’s nurse Emma – for whom Tony was growing feelings – shortly after the funeral of his father. On the other hand, Tony’s brother-in-law Matt reunites with Jill in a contrasting event.
The final season may explore several possibilities and story strands that the former season leaves spacious. Tony was starting to cope with the loss of his spouse, but the fresh tragic blow is likely to make it more challenging for Tony, and maybe he’ll get back to square one. As it’s the last season, the story may take several distinct directions. There are also a chance that the story might be attracted to a close with the death of the central character, Tony, as is indicated by Gervais.