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Ricky Gervais to make third season of After Life

Ricky Gervais to make third season of After Life
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Ricky Gervais signs a new deal with Netflix that will see him make a third and final season of dark comedy After Life.

Ricky Gervais has signed a new deal with Netflix that will see him make a third, final season of After Life.

The dark comedy returned for its second season at the end of last month and quickly became the most-watched show on the platform, outstripping Tiger King, Money Heist and Too Hot To Handle.

Gervais has never produced a third season of a self-starring comedy before - The Office, Extras and Derek all managed just two full seasons - but his affection for After Life has led to him breaking that tradition.

Taking to Twitter, the comedian wrote: "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."

The multi-year deal with the streaming giant - worth in "the eight-figure range", according to The Hollywood Reporter - will also see Gervais develop new scripted series and stand-up specials.

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