Ricky Gervais Has Finished Second Draft Of After Life Season 3 Script
Ricky Gervais has given fans a well-earned update about how the third season of After Life is coming along.
Sadly, it's not a release date or even an announcement that filming has started. Instead, the comedian has revealed he's officially finished the second draft of the entire script.
He's posted the front page to his social media channels with the apt and simple caption of: "Cheers."
No doubt he'll knock back a couple after celebrating that milestone and it seems the news has whipped his fans into excitement, with tens of thousands of people liking, sharing and commenting on the story.
We haven't been given much information on what we can expect from the third instalment to the hilarious series except for the fact it will be the last.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "I've already made my mind up - there just won't be a fourth.
"You never say never but you put those things out there to make you remember because it's tempting, it's very tempting."
Comparing his role to that of the conductor of an orchestra, Gervais said it was important to know when to stop.
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He said: "The audience think they want another one but they don't know, they're not sure, so you've got to be careful."
After Life follows Tony (Gervais), a man who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife, while also attempting to improve his relationships with the other people in his life. The dark comedy struck a chord with people, however so did the other themes of mental health and what to do when someone close to you dies too soon.
The show has been praised for tackling some big and often difficult ideas while also remaining absolutely hilarious.
While everyone has been lapping up the two seasons, Ricky Gervais admitted that he was surprised by the positive reaction.
He told LADbible: "I've never had a reaction like this, so there is that [sense of] 'Oh, I could only ruin it', you know what I mean? So you've got to try and make it better.
"Which is good, it's a good state of mind to be in, it's a good pressure. I've got to make this better than before - that's a lovely pressure to have as a writer.
"That's not a reason not to do a second series because the first one went down so well... Most people want it the other way - they want too many series because they think it's their favourite show.
"I get that, as a viewer I get it, but as an artist you have got to get out a bit early. But as I say, this is the first one I've - I think I'm gonna do a third because the world we've created is too good and rich."
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