Season Two Of Ricky Gervias' After Life Lands On Netflix Australia Today
Fans of the black comedy After Life will be very giddy today as the second season lands on Netflix in Australia and New Zealand.
It's been just over a year since viewers were greeted with the morbid yet hilarious show from Ricky Gervais that looked into how you cope with losing someone you love.
The new series will see Tony (Gervais) repaying those who helped him through his darkest times in season one, with the return of characters such as Sandy the new journalist at the Tambury Gazette (played by Mandeep Dhillon), brother-in-law Matt (Tom Basden), Lenny the photographer (Tony Way), graveyard confidant Anne (Penelope Wilton), Daphne the sex worker (Roisin Conaty), postman Pat (Joe Wilkinson) and, most importantly, Brandy the dog (played by German Shepherd Anti).
In the show, Tony deals with the devastating reality of what his life is after his beloved wife, Lisa, dies from breast cancer.
It sounds like a real kick in the emotional cortex, but trust us, it has some brilliant Gervais comedy thrown into the mix.
Tony contemplates suicide, however, after deciding to keep living, he realises he should just say whatever he wants to whomever he wants without any worry of being sensitive or politically correct.
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Ricky has been praised for his approach to delicate topics like depression and depression. He's also been blown away by everyone's reaction to the programme.
Speaking to LADbible about the challenge of judging when to stop, the 58-year-old said: "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."
That said, you shouldn't feel too upset if you've binged your way through season two by the end of the weekend, because Gervais said he wants to make a third season.
He added: "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."
After Life will be available to stream on Netflix later today (24 April).
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