If you were a fan of Netflix’s dark comedy starring funny man Ricky Gervais, you’re in for a treat - Tony will be back on our screens in a second season of After Life, due out on April 24th.
It’s been almost a year since the first season dropped on Netflix, introducing viewers to the grieving main character Tony after his wife died. We were taken on a rollercoaster of emotions watching him deal with the loss the only way he knew – by giving up on pretty much everything in life.
Tony said and did everything he liked, no matter the consequences, so he came across as a bit of a (major) d***head, but his clearly heartbroken state meant it was hard not to love him anyway.
We won’t give any spoilers if you haven’t managed to watch the first season yet, but we’re thinking the second season will likely see Tony’s character embracing a slightly more optimistic lifestyle. And don’t worry, his beloved dog will be back - thank god!
Ricky Gervais, the creator and star of the show, has long teased the return of the Netflix series. In May last year he took to Twitter to announce he’d finished the first draft of season two, and in September the cast and crew got to work with filming the new episodes.
When After Life was renewed for season two, Gervais admitted he was overwhelmed by the public’s response to the show:
“I have never had a reaction like this before. It’s been insane. And heartwarming. But now I have to make sure the second season is even better so I’ll probably have to work much harder than usual. Annoying really,” he joked.
“The second series is always better. Usually because you know the actors. There’s a little clue at the end of series one when he says, I’m just going to use my superpower for good. He can still be an asshole, and just enjoy it more.”