After Life Season 3: The British comedy-drama series ‘After Life’ has been officially renewed by Netflix for the third season. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
- After the success of the second season, Netflix renewed After Life for the third season.
- Season 3 was announced soon after the second season premiere. The release date of the third season hasn’t been announced yet.
After Life is a British dark comedy-drama series which was first premiered on March 8th, 2019 on Netflix. The show received love because of its deep and sensitive plot. Fans claim that the cast members have played their characters to perfection and that they could relate to the protagonist in some ways as it follows the real subject matter. The good news is that After Life Season 3 is coming as confirmed by Netflix.
NEWS: After Life will return for season 3.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 6, 2020
Due to the immense success of season 2, the announcement of another season was made on May 6, 2020. Since then, fans are looking forward to the upcoming season. Here’s everything we know about After Life Season 3.
After Life Season 3 Plot & Storyline
In the first season, Tony’s (Ricky Gervais) perfect life shatters completely when his wife suddenly dies. In the grieving stage, Tony loses all hope and struggles to live along with not caring about himself or anyone else.
Although, in season 2, we can observe Tony’s behavioral changes as he decides to choose a new path to live amidst all those grieving. It creates new hope for him as well as for his loved ones. As far as season 3 is concerned, we can expect the show to be in continuation of the previous season. Tony will be seen once again grieving for his father as he lost him in the second season.
The show is heart-breaking and emotional despite comic elements. The show’s genre is called dark comedy for a reason. The show touches on some sensitive topics such as the unfortunate death of loved ones, suicidal thoughts, depression, and other realistic feelings that we experience when we lose someone close to us. However, the dark plot is handled with humor but at some point, you’ll definitely get emotional and feel sad for the protagonist. After Life is the perfect example of a show that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Has the production started yet?
Like other Netflix shows, After Life season 3 filming schedule was also hugely impacted due to the pandemic. The filming started in April 2021. Ricky Gervais has confirmed that production has wrapped on the third season of his Netflix series “After Life,” following a seven-week shoot.
The actor and writer tweeted “Day 35 on #AfterLife3 And that’s a wrap” beside an emoji of two champagne glasses clinking.
After Life Season 3 Release Date
Netflix has not yet confirmed a release date for season 3. The filming for season 3 wrapped up on June 3, 2021. The new season generally arrives on Netflix three to four months after filming being wrapped. So, we can expect After Life Season 3 release date to fall in Sep or Oct 2021.
How many episodes will be there?
The previous two seasons had six episodes each. So, we are expecting the show to follow the same trend.
Who will be in the cast in After Life season 3?
Some of the former cast members will come back for season 3 as well. Have a look:-
- Ricky Gervais as Tony
- David Earl as Brian
- Joe Wilkinson as Postman Pat
- Mandeep Dhillon as Sandy
- Jo Hartley as June
- Penelope Wilton as Anne
- Ashley Jensen as Emma
- Tom Basden as Matt
- Roisin Conaty as Roxy
- Diane Morgan as Kath
- Tony Way as Lenny
- Ethan Lawrence as James
However, Kerry Godliman as Lisa (Tony’s wife) and David Bradley as Ray (Tony’s father) will not return as they died in season 1 and season 2 respectively. We can expect some new cast members as well.
Season 3 will be the final season of After Life on Netflix
Director and creator ‘Ricky Gervais’ is known to end his shows after two or three seasons and After Life will be having the same fate. The Mirror reports that Ricky Gervais has confirmed that season three will be the last season.
[su_quote]”I’ve already made my mind up there won’t be a four. “And you do put those things out there to make you remember as it’s tempting but… there’s an old saying that ‘to lead the orchestra, you’ve got to turn your back on the audience’. “That’s true. The audience thinks they want another one, but they’re not sure. So you’ve got to be careful.[/su_quote]
After Life is one of the most popular shows in Netflix UK and has a good IMDb rating as well. So, we highly recommend you all to watch this dark comedy-drama series to feel a bunch of emotions. After Life Season 1 and 2 are streaming on Netflix.
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