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Ricky Gervais Finishes First Draft Of Script For After Life Season 3

Ricky Gervais Finishes First Draft Of Script For After Life Season 3

Ricky Gervais has finished the first draft of the script for After Life season 3.

The comedian took to Instagram today (3 September) to announce the exciting news.

Posting a photograph of the draft scripts alongside a bottle of whisky, the 59-year-old said: "This calls for a little celebration."

And it went down a treat with his fans and followers.

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Commenting on the post, one user user praised Gervais: "Can't wait! You are bloody wonderful... says it as it is and loves animals... the best a man can get."

A second put: "Omg is this really happening??? The BEST writing EVER."

While another added: "Oommmggggggg so exciting! Cannot wait!"

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The comedian confirmed earlier this year that the hit dramedy would be returning for a third instalment, much to the delight of his adoring army of fans.

However, Gervais did say that it would be the last of the series.

Speaking to The Sun, he 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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Comparing his role to that of the conductor of an orchestra, Gervais said it was important to know when to stop.

He said: "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 people in his life.

Ricky Gervais has completed the draft script for After Life season three. Credit: Netflix
Ricky Gervais has completed the draft script for After Life season three. Credit: Netflix
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While Gervais has ruled out a fourth series, he had previously admitted he felt surprised by the incredible reaction to the show and was overwhelmed by the love.

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."

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Topics: Entertainment, Funny, Netflix

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