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Ricky Gervais Posts Photos From First Read Through Of After Life Season Two

Ricky Gervais Posts Photos From First Read Through Of After Life Season Two

Ricky Gervais has shared pictures from the first read through of After Life series two.

The comedian posted photos online of himself and the rest of the cast getting together for what appears to be the first time ahead of the next series of the hit Netflix dramedy.

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Gervais, who plays the show's lead Tony, shared pictures of the script, along with several more of the cast in full flight.

But if you were worried the next season will be a complete tear-fest, worry not. By the looks of the first few snaps it seems like there will be plenty to laugh about as well, with The Office writer howling in one pic.

The pictures were posted with the caption: "Well, that was fun."

Ricky Gervais has shared pictures from the first read through of After Life season 2. Credit: Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais has shared pictures from the first read through of After Life season 2. Credit: Ricky Gervais

For those of you not quite familiar with After Life, the show follows Tony, who drastically adapts his lifestyle following the sudden death of his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman).

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The first series was critically acclaimed and saw Gervais celebrated for combining his trademark dark humour and bad taste jokes with some genuinely considered and heartfelt takes on life, death and grief.

After the runaway success of the first outing, it was confirmed pretty quickly that Netflix would allow Gervais to make another season.

Back in March, Gervais confirmed that he'd already started offering up some ideas for what a second season would look like.

The first season saw Gervais blend his signature bad taste humour with heartfelt reflections on grief. Credit: Ricky Gervais
The first season saw Gervais blend his signature bad taste humour with heartfelt reflections on grief. Credit: Ricky Gervais

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."

Gervais captioned the images: 'Well, that was fun.' Credit: Ricky Gervais
Gervais captioned the images: 'Well, that was fun.' Credit: Ricky Gervais

Speaking about the show's sometimes controversial and difficult subject matter, Gervais has also said: "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 roundtables on radio shows discussing why Ricky Gervais shouldn't be making jokes about these subjects, and I'm like, 'Well you're talking about it, I'm just doing it in a funny way'."

If you fancy getting into it or fancy a recap ahead of new series, the first season of After Life is still available on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Funny, Interesting, UK Entertainment, Netflix, Ricky Gervais

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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