Ricky Gervais Confirms Second Season Of After Life Starts Filming Next Month
Ricky Gervais has revealed that the second season of After Life will be filming next month. Exciting.
The hit Netflix series was snapped up for a second season pretty sharpish and Gervais has teased fans earlier this month by announcing the script was already finished.
Now, it seems as though shooting will start in the next few weeks and, hopefully, fans won't have too long to wait until they find out how Tony is getting on.
Sharing the news with a bit of a humble-brag, Gervais tweeted: "Just been offered the chance to present the first Emmy on September 22nd but I'm filming After Life 2. Such a shame. Would've been such fun to kick it all off. Maybe next year."
Just been offered the chance to present the first Emmy on September 22nd but I'm filming #AfterLife2. Such a shame. Would've been such fun to kick it all off. Maybe next year.
- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 23, 2019
Naturally, fans are happy with the news, with one commenting in reply: "Good and bad news! Yay to filming a second season of After Life. Beautiful show. Can't wait!"
And another adding: "After Life >>> Emmys. (AKA no one cares)." Those poor celebs. Think of their feelings!
Gervais recently shared a photo of himself beside a bunch of absolutely adorable pooches, who may be set to star in the show. Sharing the snap he wrote: "Casting for After Life 2. Four weeks to filming."
Even before a second season was announced by the streaming giant, Gervais let everyone know he was very keen.
When asked by Metro all the way back in March if he was working on ideas for a second season, he said: "I always do that just in case I die!
"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.
"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 a***hole and just enjoy it more."
The show has proven to be a huge hit with fans who have praised the comedian and actor for his heartbreaking yet funny portrayal of a recently bereaved husband.
If you've not seen it yet, the first season is currently streaming on Netflix and is definitely worth a watch.
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