Helmed by Ricky Gervais, the series tells the story of a man who becomes cynical and depressed after his wife dies of cancer
After Life is back with one last season to put you through a rollercoaster ride of emotions yet again. The trailer, which was unveiled recently, hints at an emotional season full of important life lessons.
In the trailer, we see that Tony’s (Gervais) attitude towards life changes after his wife’s death. His cynicism slowly starts to turn into cautious optimism.
He realises the error of his ways, regretting the times he pushed people away and frustrated them in his grief. The line “I thought nor caring was a superpower, I was wrong” follows with Tony beginning to be much kinder to those around him.
The final season will explore his journey of spreading his late father’s ashes across the latter’s favourite places, and the adventures he gets into along the way, still receiving guidance from his late wife through her old videos. Although he is still grieving, his loved ones along with his sweet dog, help him find his way.
The series was created, written, produced and directed by Ricky Gervais who also stars as the protagonist, Tony. The show also features Diane Morgan, Mandeep Dhillon, Ashley Jensen, Paul Kaye, Roisin Conaty, David Earl, Penelope Wilton, Joe Wilkinson, David Bradley and Jo Hartley, among others.
After Life’s third season will premiere on January 14. The first two seasons of the series are available to stream on Netflix.