Ricky Gervais has something new up his sleeve. Netflix just announced the premiere date for the comedian’s upcoming TV show, After Life.
The comedy series stars Gervais as Tony, a recent widower who decides 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.” The cast also includes Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Way, and Ashley Jensen.
After Life premieres on Netflix on March 8th.
Take a sneak peek and read more info below:
Logline: Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa 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.
Starring alongside Gervais is Kerry Godliman (Derek) as Tony’s wife Lisa, Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road) as Tony’s brother-in-law Matt, Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow) as Tony’s best-friend Lenny, David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones) as Tony’s dad, and Ashley Jensen (Extras) as a Nurse to Tony’s dad.
Also starring is Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road).
AFTER LIFE will launch globally on Netflix on March 8th, 2019
AFTER LIFE is a Netflix original series from Derek Productions. The six-part series is created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Charlie Hanson is producer and Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Ricky Gervais? Will you watch After Life?