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​Ricky Gervais Confirms Third Season Of After Life Will Be Its Last

​Ricky Gervais Confirms Third Season Of After Life Will Be Its Last

Ricky Gervais has confirmed the third season of his hugely popular Netflix comedy-drama After Life will be its last, saying he's already made his mind up.

The third season of the show was confirmed earlier this year, but creator Gervais has now said it'll be the final instalment.

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."

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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.

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While Gervais has ruled out a fourth instalment, he has previously admitted he felt surprised by the public's ongoing love to the show.

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.

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"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."

The first two series of After Life are available to watch on Netflix now. While we don't have a release date just yet for a third season (y'know, given that the second only came out in April), we do at least know it's in the pipeline.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, after life, Netflix, Ricky Gervais

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]