Ricky Gervais Shares Heartfelt ‘After Life’ Season 3 Teaser

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.

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.

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Sex Education: Otis’ New Season 3 Look Hints At His Maeve Issue


Otis’ (Asa Butterfield) new look in Sex Education season 3 hints at his ongoing problems with Maeve (Emma Mackey). Netflix’s British coming-of-age story is nearing its return [September 17]  with fresh episodes. To drive-up hype, the streaming giant has released promotional stills from the show — some of them offering clues as to what to expect from Sex Education season 3. 

Debuting in 2019, Sex Education quickly became one of the biggest shows for the streaming service based on reports. So, it’s not surprising when it didn’t take long before it returned for its sophomore year in 2020. Chronicling the lives of the students and staff at Moordale Secondary School, the series’ primary focus has always been on its main lead, Otis, and his relationships, particularly with his best friend, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and his crush, Maeve. The trio first got together after deciding to run an underground sex therapy business at school. As the storytelling progressed, each of them started exploring their respective and collective arcs. For Otis, that meant navigating his own sexual issues, not to mention his growing attraction to Maeve.

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Emmys spotlight: Asa Butterfield on ‘Sex Education’ resuming production

When hit Netflix series Sex Education (hopefully) returns to production this summer, it will be one of the first major shows to do so following the coronavirus shutdown.

Asa Butterfield, who plays lead character Otis, is looking forward to it. “We’re going to be paving the way, potentially, for how things are done for the next while,” he says. “They want to get it right – there will be a lot of safety protocol put in place.”

Shot predominantly in south Wales, the high school drama’s sun-kissed visuals require long days of light. It was scheduled to film season three in May, before lockdown intervened; the restart is now tentatively scheduled for August, according to Sony, parent company of the show’s UK-based production company Eleven.

The option of quarantining a full cast and crew has been floated as a solution to Covid-19 transmission concerns in the industry. “If that’s what needs to be done, then that’s what needs to be done,” says Butterfield of the possibility that Sex Education could adopt such a measure. “I’m lucky that Wales isn’t that far from home – it’s in the same time zone and relatively similar. I’ve been staying in my apartment for the last few months so it wouldn’t be all that different – it’ll just be a different apartment!”

Whatever social distancing measures are required on set, he is naturally keen they don’t alter the essence of the show. “The foundation of this show is relationships, friendships, and intimacy, and it gives such a positive message. Otis and [best friend] Eric are always hugging and jumping around – we can’t change that. I would rather we all quarantined and we keep the heart of the show than lose that.”

Butterfield hopes the detailed work the industry is doing for a post-pandemic return as a chance to adopt greener shooting practices. “People are realising what’s important and what’s necessary, and then what’s just being wasteful. I know Sex Education is really pushing to minimise waste; taking that even further would be something that could come out of this.”

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