Ricky Gervais’ dark Netflix comedy After Life is coming for six episodes, with a release date in April on 24th. After Life Season 2 sees all of the figures in the first year reunite for a new plot with Tony (played by Gervais) trying to be a better person as he proceeds to deal with life without wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman).
The trailer for the series reveals that much of Season 2 will focus on a local amateur dramatic society placing a drama.
When is After Life Season 2 out on Netflix?
Netflix has awarded the Ricky Gervais show a launch date of Friday, April 24. Like most of the streamer’s shows, episodes will be released from one minute past midnight PDT.
Season 2 will probably have six 30-minute episodes, and there’s a trailer on the streaming service and YouTube now.
Who’s in the cast of After Life Season 2?
All of the first season’s stars are set to go back for another set of episodes. This includes Gervais himself alongside Penelope Wilton (who plays Tony’s confidante Anne), David Bradley (Tony’s dad Ray), and Ashley Jensen (nurse Emma). Also returning via home video footage is Lisa, despite her passing at the start of the year.
A number of new cast members are set to appear in Season 2. These include local theatre troupe mind Ken (played by Colin Hoult, who formerly worked with Gervais on Derek and Life’s Too Short), local paper owner Paul (Peter Egan of Downton Abbey) and nursing home visitor Simon (Charlie Ward of British soap Coronation Street).
After Life’s new year also has an elongated role for Tracy-Ann Oberman, who plays Rebecca, the girl who had a disastrous date with Tony at the first set of episodes.
What will occur in After Life Season 2?
The official Netflix synopsis for After Life Season two reads: “Set in the small fictitious city of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose existence is upended after his wife dies from cancer.
In Season 2, whilst still fighting with grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and to be intensified by the threat of the newspaper being closed down. Will the city’s local am-dram [amateur striking ] reveal lift everyone’s spirits?”
Speaking to British GQ, Gervais said of the new season: “There are ten characters who could be the cause something. The first [season] was establishing a fundamental character going through the world. There’s lots of’meanwhiles’. It’s like something or Springfield. The Springfield of grief.”
Is there any Trailer Available for After Life Season 2?
Yes, the Trailer for Season 2 of After Life is available, you can check that out here.