Recently, Netflix announced the release date for season 2 of its show, After Life. The 6-episode second season will come back on 24th April. While the first season was loved by everyone all over the world, it will be interesting to see what’s in store for the protagonist, Tony.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 14, 2020
British black-comedy, After Life, first premiered in 2019
The story of After Life revolves around Tony, who is dealing with the death of his wife. While he contemplates suicide, Tony blames the entire world for his wife’s death. However, people around me try to make him a better person. Alongside Ricky Gervais, the cast of After Life includes Penelope Wilton, David Bradley, and Diane Morgan.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 13, 2020
Although Netflix just announced the release date, Ricky Gervais had already hinted at the return of season 2 last year
While thanking his fans, he said:
Once again, I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your amazing tweets about #AfterLife. I’ve never had a reaction like it. I have a spring in my step as I skip towards writing series 2.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 13, 2020
While the details have not been released yet, some hints are given about season 2 of After Life.
Set in the fictitious town of Tambury, Tony works in the local newspaper. While the first season revolved around Tony being mean to people around him, season 2 seems to be different. According to the synopsis of season 2:
In series 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.
The first season of After Life swept everyone off their feet. While some sympathized with Tony, others found him really arrogant. It will be interesting to see what changes will come in his life in season 2.