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After Life Series 3 Begins Filming Next Week

After Life Series 3 Begins Filming Next Week

The Netflix hit could return by the end of 2021

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Ricky Gervais has confirmed the third series of After Life will commence filming on Monday 19 April.

The 59-year-old shared a photo on Twitter to update fans, showing him posing with a script.

He wrote: "I'd better learn my lines."

You've left it a bit late there, Rick.

And at the end of February, he revealed that all being well, it should be on our screens by the end of the year.

Speaking in an interview on Lorraine, he said: "Everything going well, we film in April and May and then it takes a few months to edit and then it takes a couple of months to put into a 160 languages," he said.

"So, I'm hoping [it will air] by the end of the year."

But he added that the third will be the last instalment of the franchise.

"I've never done a third series of anything," he added. "But it felt right, and I fell in love with the characters, and I think this should be it."

However, he has explained how audiences will no doubt be laughing until they cry for one bit in particular.

Ricky said on Twitter: "I've just written a 1 minute scene for #AfterLife3 where Brian tells the receptionist a joke that I know will be impossible to get through. 20 minutes of outtakes guaranteed. Can't wait."

Considering how the first two seasons have been, there is no doubt the comedian will give us the goods for the third and final bunch of episodes.


Speaking to The Sun, Gervais 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."

Likening his job to a conductor leading an orchestra as his back is turned to the audience, Gervais added: "The audience think they want another one but they don't know, they're not sure, so you've got to be careful."

The series sees Gervais take on the role of Tony, 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 - crucially, alive - people in his life.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Ricky Gervais,