Today Netflix has released the brand new trailer for the second series of After Life, written by and starring Ricky Gervais. It’s the perfect show to binge during the lockdown.
Earlier in the year, Gervais himself announced that the hugely popular show was returning to our screens and would be available to watch on Netflix from Wednesday 22 April and today, Netflix has finally released the first trailer, with just two weeks to go until the show returns.
The second series will pick up where the first left off, with Tony still grieving from the death of his wife (not a spoiler), whilst he tries to become a better friend to those around him as they all grapple with their own grief and issues.
In the eagerly-awaited trailer for the brand new series, we see Tony continuing to grieve, whilst attempting to help those who helped him. We also get to see Ricky Gervais doing yoga, so that’s absolutely worth a watch too.
Check out the brand new trailer for Season 2 of After Life below.
Gervais has often spoken of how proud he is of the show and how After Life resonated with so many people around the world.
Speaking to Netflix, the comedian said: “I was blown away by the reaction to season one. 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”.
The first series gave us plenty of laughs and was full of emotional turns as we saw Tony seemingly get back to living his life, and given the overriding themes of dealing of grief and continuing through whatever life throws at us, it’ll certainly be interesting to see where the show picks up from and to see if hope is indeed everything.
Starring alongside Gervais and returning for the second series are Penelope Wilton, David Bradley, Ashley Jensen, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Kerry Godliman, Mandeep Dhillon, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan.
Season 2 of After Life will hit our screens on Wednesday 24 April and could be just what we all need to watch during the lockdown.