Will there be an After Life season three? Netflix make announcement on third series
7 May 2020, 12:43 | Updated: 7 May 2020, 12:45
Ricky Gervais' Netflix series has been renewed for series three - here's what we know about the new season.
Fans of Netflix show After Life will be delighted to know that it's officially returning for season three - with the streaming service confirming the news earlier this week.
Netflix UK wrote on Twitter: "NEWS: After Life will return for season 3."
NEWS: After Life will return for season 3.— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 6, 2020
Ricky Gervais also tweeted: "Because so many of you watched #AfterLife2 so quickly and made it Number 1 again, the nice people at @Netflix have suggested that I get off my fat arse and do another season. This is all your fault."
Because so many of you watched #AfterLife2 so quickly and made it Number 1 again, the nice people at @Netflix have suggested that I get off my fat arse and do another season. This is all your fault. pic.twitter.com/NDD2gGnFXx— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 6, 2020
He also opened up about the success of season two, telling his fans during a Twitter live stream: "Thank you, you played a blinder.
"You watched it, more of you, and faster, than you watched season 1. And that's only after one week. And they are the best company in the world, Netflix… They're f****** amazing.
"It's hard to say yes because it's a lot of work and you don't want it to diminish."
He previously opened up about the potential for a third season, telling Deadline last month: "I haven’t run out of ideas, though, because we haven’t gone in depth with a lot of these characters.
"You can keep twisting the knife. It’s the tip of the iceberg. It’s like, imagine you moved to a town and you’ve met a few people.
"You've spent five hours there. You don’t go, ‘I think I know everything about this town.'"
When will Afterlife return for season three and is there a trailer?
As the news has just been confirmed, we do not yet know when it will return and there isn't a trailer. However, you can watch the trailer for season two below:
**Warning: trailer contains swearing**
After Life seasons one and two are available to stream now on Netflix.