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."
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.
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.
"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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