After Life Series Two Starts Filming Next Week
Ricky Gervais has confirmed the second season of After Life will start filming next week.
The first season was a resounding success, with the shows expert handling of tough subject matter striking a chord with audiences all around the world.
After Lifes first season followed Tony (Gervais) whose way of coping with life after the tragic death of his wife was to say and do whatever he wanted, and if it all got too much he thought he could take his own life and end his unhappiness.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 5, 2019
Streaming on Netflix, it had its fair share of absolutely heart-wrenching moments (Tony walking into the sea, for example).
But its GervaisS pitch-perfect mixture of humour and humanity that made it such an effective look at the life of a widower.
Check out the trailer for the first season of After Life below:
Speaking of season two to Deadline, Gervais explained:
The second series of anything should be the best. Youve put all your eggs into one basket, you think, but how well do you know someone after three hours? Right?
With a second series, you know who youre writing for. You know what worked and what didnt. Its like having six goes at a pilot in the first series, so that first episode of Series 2 should be like f*cking hitting the ground running.
In May this year, Ricky Gervais took to Twitter to tell fans hed finished the first draft of season twos script. He wrote: Writing is hard. Rewriting is fun. Drinking wine when youve just finished a first draft is fucking great.
Writing is hard. Rewriting is fun. Drinking wine when youve just finished a first draft is fucking great. pic.twitter.com/7lZ5Zn0pmG
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 6, 2019
After the show received worldwide acclaim, Gervais admitted he was taken back by the positive response. He said: You suddenly realise everyone is grieving but they dont usually tell a stranger. I wasnt expecting that, I didnt think it was the most important thing about the show – for me it was a dramatic device to deliver jokes, drama.
When asked whether Netflix had given him complete creative free-reign, Gervais said:
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