Ricky Gervais signs multi-year Netflix deal as streaming service confirms After Life season 3

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RICKY Gervais has signed a new multi-year deal with Netflix that includes After Life season three.

The streaming service confirmed the critically-acclaimed show’s renewal in a tweet tonight while Ricky told The Hollywood Reporter of their continued partnership.

Ricky has confirmed there will be another series of After Life
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He said in a statement: “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.”

In typical Gervais fashion he blamed fans for forcing him into more work.

He tweeted: “Because so many of you watched #AfterLife2 so quickly and made it Number 1 again, the nice people at @Netflix have suggested that I get off my fat arse and do another season. This is all your fault.”


The 58-year-old comic recently admitted he fears letting down viewers as more and more praise is heaped on the black comedy.

Speaking on a Twitter livestream, he said: “The better it goes down the worst it is for me, you can do something f***ing 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***ing awful, this is the worst show on television’, so that’s what goes through my mind.”

Although he did not give fans any insight into what could happen in the third series, he did give one spoiler as he confirmed that he will never kill off main character Tony’s beloved pet dog.

He insisted: “The dog does not die. Never.”

The dark comedy has been well-received by fans and critics
Ricky writes the show, and also plays lead character Tony

Ricky writes and stars in the Netflix show, which first hit our screens in 2019.

He plays widower Tony who is trying to navigate life after the death of his wife, supported by friends, family, and his loyal pooch.

Fans previously revealed that they “couldn’t stop crying” just five minutes into series two, with Ricky himself finding the scenes emotional to film – meaning that he could do them in just one take.

He told The Sun Online: “They’re not that hard for me, if I feel it, if I mean it, if it feels real I can cry, just once and then you feel better, so they’re all one take.”