Netflix has ordered the first season of the After Life TV show from Ricky Gervais, co-creator of The Office (UK), which spawned NBC’s long-running hit, The Office (US). The multi-hyphenate created and is starring in the new dark comedy. He is also executive producing with his Extras colleague, Charlie Hanson.
Gervais has announced After Life is in pre-production. Reportedly, the Netflix season one order is for six 30-minute episodes, with a start date TBD. Gervais says, “[In Afterlife] I play a man who, after the death of his wife, becomes suicidal but decides to live long enough to punish the world,” by saying and doing what he pleases. Check out his announcement (with a little NSFW language), below.
Ricky Gervais’ After Life Ordered to Series at Netflix
I start pre production on my new Netflix show tomorrow. It's a 6 part, dark comedy, in which I play a man who, after the death of his wife, becomes suicidal but decides to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever the fuck he likes from now on. pic.twitter.com/7AwmV6rEbd
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 7, 2018
What do you think? Are you a Ricky Gervais fan? Do you plan to check out his After Life TV series, when it premieres on Netflix?