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After Life Season 3: Everything We Know So Far

After Life Season 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot & All You Need To Know
After Life Season 3 is coming out soon and here's all you need to know about it.

‘After Life,’ the British black comedy-drama TV series, will soon be returning with its third season. Created by Ricky Gervais, the show made its debut on 8th March 2019 on the streaming platform of Netflix. It recorded a good amount of viewership and received some brilliant reviews. The audience found the storyline really interesting, while the critics also described it as a series that everyone must check out.

In fact, the show currently has an average rating of 8.4/10 on IMDb and an average score of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes. Consequently, in April 2019, Netflix renewed the show for its second season, which premiered on 6th May, 2020. That was also a massive hit, owing to which the series got renewed for the third season. So, let us find out everything about the show and its upcoming third season.

‘After Life’ is a British sitcom series created by Ricky Gervais. The latter is also the writer and director of the show. It runs in the genre of dark comedy and drama. It follows the life of Tony (played by Ricky Gervais), whose life takes a disastrous turn after his wife dies from breast cancer. Consequently, the story progresses as he makes certain decisions, but the people around him try to help him. The series has released a total of 12 episodes to date over the course of its two seasons. Each episode has an approximate runtime of 25-31 minutes. Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are its executive producers, while Charlie Hanson is its sole producer. Derek Productions Limited is the production company behind the show while it streams on Netflix.

A still of Ricky Gervais, the creator, writer, and director of the series ‘After Life.’

Who will be returning for the Cast of After Life Season 3:

Ricky Gervais as Tony Johnson: Ricky Gervais is an English actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. Some of his best works include “The Invention of Lying,” “Special Correspondents,” and the “Night at the Museum” movie series.

Tom Basden as Matt: Tom Basden is an English comedy writer and actor. Some of his best works include “Plebs,” “The Wrong Mans,” and “Fresh Meat.”

Tony Way as Lenny: Tony Way is an English writer, comedian, and actor. He is known for his works from “Edge of Tomorrow,” “High-Rise,” and “My Family.”

Ashley Jensen as Emma: Ashley Jensen is a British narrator and actress. Some of her best works include “Agatha Raisin,” “The Legend of Barney Thomson,” and “Ugly Betty.”

After Life Season 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot & All You Need To Know

A still of the entire main cast for the series ‘Afterlife.’

Penelope Wilton as Anne: Penelope Wilton is an English actress. She is famous for being a part of famous movies and shows like “Ever Decreasing Circles,” “Calendar Girls,” and “Shaun of the Dead.”

Mandeep Dhillon as Sandy: Mandeep Dhillon is a British actress. Some of her best works include “Some Girls,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and “Fried.”

Jo Hartley as June: Jo Hartley is an English actress. She is popular for doing films and series like “The Young Victoria,” “This is England,” and “Bliss.”

Diane Morgan as Kath: Diane Morgan is a British actress, writer, and comedian. Some of her best works include “Rovers,” ” David Brent: Life on the Road,” and “Motherland.”

After Life Season 3 Release Date, Cast, Plot & All You Need To Know

A still from ‘After Life’ Season 2 Episode 6, i.e., the season finale of the second season.

After Life Season 3 Plot:

The second season of ‘After Life’ left everyone grieving as we got the news of Ray’s death. This seemed to be another disappointment in Tony’s life. Tony admitted his father to a care home after he was diagnosed with dementia. He opened up to his colleagues how he had understood the destined death of his father a long time ago. Consequently, the upcoming third season might traverse around the various plots left untouched in the previous season. Just now, Tony had started to learn to endure the loss of his wife. As a result, his father’s death might lead him back to where he started. Moreover, since the third season is the final season, you can expect some unexpected twists in the story. As of now, Netflix has not released any trailer for the upcoming third season. Nevertheless, you can watch the trailer for the second season below.

After Life Season 3 Release Date:

As of now, Netflix has not announced an official release date for After Life Season 3. The streaming platform had announced last year that they had renewed the series for a final season. They had signed a multi-project contract with Ricky Gervais, which included a third season for ‘After Life.’ In fact, the production for the show was going to begin in April 2021. Consequently, you can expect the third season to release by late 2021 or early 2022. Until then, you can stream on the previous seasons of the black comedy-drama on Netflix.

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