The next installment of the Netflix series is “coming soon” per the comedian.
By Michael Haskoor
Ricky Gervais has shared a teaser for the upcoming third season of his Netflix original series, After Life.
While the series has an undoubtedly comical component, Gervais has taken viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as the show follows his character Tony’s journey after the tragic loss of his wife.
Tony was beyond miserable in the first series, but began to make progress in Season 2, opening up and enjoying his life once again with the help of some new friends. Season 2 was released in April 2020 and it would appear that Season 3 is coming very soon based on the caption in Gervais’ tweet.
You can check out the teaser below.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 4, 2021
Set to a song titled “Just Three Things,” the video gave viewers a look at a number of scenes from After Life, featuring Tony alongside his dad, his dog and his late wife.
Fans have been filled with emotion from the heartfelt clip with one person writing: “You made me cry……….again! It’s beautiful Ricky.”
Another comment reads: “I’m sat in a cafe when this pops up – so I stupidly click on it knowing full well I may end up in tears. And I have. Thanks, Ricky.”
The upcoming third series is set to be the show’s final installment, as Gervais previously confirmed that he’d “already made [his] mind up there won’t be a four.”
n the wake of the release of Season 2, Gervais said to The Mirror: “And you do put those things out there to make you remember as it’s tempting but… there’s an old saying that ‘to lead the orchestra, you’ve got to turn your back on the audience’. That’s true. The audience think they want another one, but they’re not sure. So you’ve got to be careful.”
There is currently no official release date confirmed for Season 3 of After Life.
Listening to Russell Brand and Ricky Gervais discuss everything from ‘The Office’ to God and atheism is exactly what your stay-at-home self needs right now.
It’s day 2,346 of staying home, and if you’re like me, you’ve streamed yourself into a coma. I actually watched the John Gotti biopic starring John Travolta the other day, that’s how bad it’s getting (It wasn’t as bad as you’d think).
If your brain and soul are hungry for something deeper, two surly, foul-mouthed British comedians are here to the rescue. In the most recent episode of his podcast “Under the Skin,” comedian Russell Brand interviews fellow British comedy luminary Ricky Gervais. I became a fan of Brand’s podcast after his two amazing conversations with Jordan Peterson, both of which also provide excellent intellectual calisthenics.
The hour-long episode covers everything from Gervais’s love for animals, their narcissism, and the nuances of God, spirituality, and religion. While you may not agree with either, seeing these two exceptionally bright, self-effacing, piss-and-vinegar comedians exchanging barbs and wisdom is just the mental stimulation you need today. Their own search for the truth might even prompt the sort of self-reflection we all could use at this time. Here’s a sneak preview.
On Class and (Dis)Respect for Authority
Brand and Gervais are millionaires many times over and enjoy even greater fame in Britain than in the United States. Still, neither came from wealth or acclaim. Brand was an only child raised by a single mom. Gervais’ signature edgy humor is inextricably tied to growing up in the working class. Knowing where they stand in society can be tricky.
As Gervais explains, “We’re court jesters — we have to be court jesters. We have to have low status. We’re in the mud with all the other peasants, teasing the king. … But we have to keep our low status somehow, I think. I feel I want to.”
On Narcissism and Reality TV Culture
Gervais is the creator of the original “The Office” series, and Brand talks about feeling sorry for his character, David Brent. The pair both see him as a sad figure, engaged in ever more absurd acts in order to reach a place of acceptance or worth. Compared to our reality TV culture nowadays, this character isn’t even absurd anymore.
s Gervais jokes, “Big Brother” contestants make deals with the producers to get on the show. “‘Let me in there, and I’ll start a fight and take my clothes off.’” It facilitates the emotional destruction of people who just want to be loved — and the public eats it up. As Brand puts it, “There’s been a glorification of idiocy in culture.”
Gervais laments the toll this takes on fame-seekers. “This obsession with seeing normal people destroy themselves. … These people keep going back to fame and going, ‘Do you love me yet?’ No, they don’t love you, they want you to fail!”
On God, Spirituality, and Atheism
Gervais is a well-known atheist. While both men have substantial criticism for organized religion, Brand’s travels through addiction and mental illness have given him a firm belief in some kind of god and a sense of interconnectedness. Continue reading