Here’s another reason to hold onto your Netflix account.
After a highly praised first season, and a generally well-received second season that debuted a few weeks ago, Netflix has announced today that they’ve picked up After Life for a third season. The dark comedy series revolves around Tony (Gervais) who is struggling to overcome his grief after his wife dies. He then decides that he’s going to do and say whatever he wants to do and live his life as he sees fit, everyone else be damned.
But more importantly, Gervais has also signed a multiple-year overall deal with the streaming giant. The deal, which is rumored to be in the 8 figure range, includes a new series created by Gervais in addition to After Life, as well as stand-up specials.
“I was planning to retire soon and just wander around the house drunk until I die, but I’ve grown a bit tired of doing that during the lockdown, and also Netflix made me an offer I couldn’t refuse,” Gervais said in a statement.
Gervais has had a long history with the streamer, having made for them the films The Willoughbys and Special Correspondents. In 2018, he also made a stand-up special for Netflix titled Ricky Gervais: Humanity.
No word on when we can expect any of the items detailed in the new deal. Hopefully it’ll happen once things begin to start back up again.