Ricky Gervais Has Finished The Script For Season Two Of After Life
Heads up for anyone who is yet to see the first season: there's a spoiler in this article, so please don't read on if you've not yet seen and don't want it spoilt. OK? Don't say I didn't warn you.
Ricky Gervais has finished the first draft of the second season of After Life.
Sharing a photo of himself holding what appears to be the script, Gervais wrote: "Writing is hard. Rewriting is fun. Drinking wine when you've just finished a first draft is fucking great."
Fans of the show, which landed on Netflix in March, were eagerly demanding a second season as soon as they'd finished binge-watching the first and Gervais quickly revealed that, yup, there was a second one planned.
Speaking to the Metro just after the show aired, Gervais said: "Now I've thought about it, and I really would like to do a second series because I fell in love with the characters and I've got an idea of where it can go.
"The second series is always better. Usually because you know the actors."
Thanks again for all the love for #AfterLife. I have never had a reaction like this. The reviews have been great but the response from viewers has been fucking amazing. And that means so much more to me. You are the best fans in the world. Oh, and I've started writing series 2. pic.twitter.com/3tv4jxWqu8
- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 27, 2019
"There's a little clue at the end of series one when he says, I'm just going to use my superpower for good. He can still be an asshole, and just enjoy it more."
There was even more good news for fans, when the comedian then confirmed that all the characters from season one would be back second time around...except for one.
Posting a FAQ post on his Facebook page, Gervais wrote: "I cast the show in my head as I was writing it. Luckily, everyone said 'yes'. And, yes, they're all back for season 2. Except Julian, RIP."
The six-episode comedy-drama centred on recently widowed Tony (played by Gervais) as he struggled to come to terms with life following the tragic death of wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman).
Viewers heaped praise on Gervais for his depiction of a young widow, which managed to make people both cry and laugh.
Opening up about how he dealt the difficult topic of death and suicidal thoughts, Gervais told the Metro: "I don't think suicide is the topic. I think the topic is grief, and grief makes you think lots of things. I don't think suicide is any more the topic than him getting drunk every night.
"I treat it respectfully. Everyone assumes comedy about something is disrespectful. So I've heard round-tables on radio shows discussing why Ricky Gervais shouldn't be making jokes about this subjects, and I'm like, 'Well you're talking about it, I'm just doing it in a funny way.'"
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