Ricky Gervais Discusses Possibility Of After Life Season Three

Ricky Gervais’s After Life second season has recently dropped on Netflix, and fans were assuming that it would be the end of Tony’s story, perhaps hoping for a one-off special at most. Yet Ricky Gervais has actually been discussing the possibility of a third season. 

After receiving further positive reviews on his second series of After Life, the comedian has been discussing how likely it is to happen that the story will get a follow-up season.

Recently, Gervais did a Twitter live stream Q&A and was asked about if there could potentially be a third season. In response, he said: “I’d love to do a season three, it looks like it’s going to go down a storm, so if this reaction carries on then yes.”

As the reactions for the show have been so popular, he admitted he felt that there was a pressure for a follow-up.

He said: “The better it goes down the worst it is for me, you can do something f**king amazing, and everyone goes: ‘Oh god, it’s the best thing ever, 10/10.’

“But if you do something else that is 9.5/10 people are like: ‘It’s f**king awful, this is the worst show on television’. So that’s what goes through my mind.”

The second season of After Life ended pretty vaguely, meaning that there is the possibility of a third season. Yet it could also mean that it’s a great time to end too.

For some, they didn’t feel that there was a need for even a second season of the show. Yet once it aired on Netflix, said that it successfully explored Tony’s character in new ways.

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On the This Morning show, Ricky was asked about a third season by hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Phillip asked: “You said the thing you loved about working with Netflix was you could do whatever you wanted – people didn’t interfere.

“What about series three then? Would you think about a series three?”

Surprisingly, he answered that for the “first time” he had considered that it was possible to do a third season.

He added: “There’s so many characters – there’s characters in this that could be the lead [of the show], in six or seven cases.”

Yet he did admit there were stipulations, as he commented: “But it’s got to go down a storm.

“And it seems to be at the moment! If it carries on like this, then yeah, there could be a third, yeah.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.