After Life, 2019
Nearly twenty years since appearing on our TV screens as David Brent in The Office, it would seem Ricky Gervais is the man with the golden touch.
Audiences have feasted on his many offerings and this time he turned his attentions to digital/subscription TV with the dark comedy: After Life.
The first series ran for six episodes and earned Ricky Gervais another success. A second series was quickly commissioned.
After Life is a diversion from Gervais’ usual style.
The series follows Tony, whose life is turned upside down after his wife dies from breast cancer.
Contemplating suicide, Tony instead decides to live long enough to punish the world for his wife’s death by saying and doing whatever he wants.
However whilst he thinks of this as his “superpower”, Tony finds his plan undermined when everyone around him tries to make him a better person
Written and Created By: Ricky Gervais
Original Transmission Dates: 8th March 2019 – present