After Life has some new company. Recently, Netflix announced David Bradley, Penelope Wilton, and more have joined Ricky Gervais’ upcoming Netflix TV show.
The comedy stars Gervais as Tony, a man who decides to do and say whatever he wants after his wife passes away unexpectedly. The cast also includes Bradley, Wilton, Ashley Jensen, Tom Basden, Tony Way, David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Godliman, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, and Diane Morgan.
Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for After Life, but you can read more details below:
Casting confirmed on After Life, the new Netflix original series from Ricky Gervais.
Production is underway on “AFTER LIFE,” a Netflix original series from Creator, Executive Producer and Director, Ricky Gervais.
The series stars Ricky Gervais alongside the following:
Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who)
David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones)
Ashley Jensen (Extras)
Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road)
Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow)
David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek)
Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her)
Kerry Godliman (Derek)
Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road).
Quote from Ricky Gervais: “This cast combines the best of the new breed of great British comedy talent with some of the wonderful alumni of my previous shows.”
Logline: Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a Super Power – not caring about himself or anyone else – but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Ricky Gervais’ work? Will you watch After Life?