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Ricky Gervais Thanks Fans As After Life Has Been Viewed 100 Million Times

Stewart Perrie

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Ricky Gervais Thanks Fans As After Life Has Been Viewed 100 Million Times

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Ricky Gervais says he has the best fans in the world as After Life's viewership hits 100 million on Netflix.

His dark TV show is the most viewed British comedy in a decade and it hit that all-important hundred million mark this week.

This fulfils a wish Ricky made back in September when the viewership was revealed to be 85 million.

He said it would be incredible if the series could crack nine figures by the time the third season premiered on the streaming service.

Well, it looks like he got what he asked for and now people can't wait to see what the third and final season has in store for us.

Season three will drop on January 14 and it will be a bittersweet moment for fans around the world as we won't be getting any more from the funnyman after that.

In the show, Gervais plays Tony, a widowed writer who struggles to come to terms with his wife's sudden death.

He pulls back from contemplating taking his own life and embarks on a mission to make everyone else's life miserable so they know how he feels.

Tony decides to do and say whatever he wants without any care for how it might affect other people.

The first season was called a 'masterpiece' when it dropped on Netflix back in 2019 and Ricky hurried to push out the second season last year.

He sadly confirmed that the third instalment would be his last but explained how this was a good thing because it meant the show could finish in the right way, rather than be drawn out.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Filming for the third season wrapped up in June this year and everyone has been keen to know when we'll get to see those final episodes.

Netflix confirmed this week that January 14 will be the day, so mark it in your calendars.

A trailer for the season hasn't been released yet, however considering there is now less than a month to go, it could be imminent.

When the show became the most watched British comedy in the last decade, Ricky knew he only had the fans to thank.

"I have no Emmy campaign for #AfterLife," he said on Instagram. "No press ads, no billboards, nothing.

"I didn't have any of those things for the launch either, but fans of the show came through for me as usual and made it the most watched British comedy in the world. And that's better than any award."

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Ricky Gervais

Stewart Perrie
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