After Life. Tony (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions
After Life

After Life

  • TV sitcom
  • Netflix
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Ricky Gervais sitcom about a man struggling to cope after his wife's death. Also features Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan, Ashley Jensen and more.

After Life. Tony (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2019 - 2022
Channels
Netflix
Episodes
18 (3 series)
Stars
Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan, Ashley Jensen, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley and more
Writers
Ricky Gervais and Katie Mavroleon
Directors
Ricky Gervais and Matthew Gallagher
Producers
Charlie Hanson, Ricky Gervais, Emma Brown, Tessa Pemberton and Hussain Casey-Ahmed
Companies

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the series follows Tony, a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer.

Tony had a perfect life. But following the death of his beloved wife Lisa to breast cancer, Tony changes.

Having contemplated taking his own life, he decides instead to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes. He feels it's like a Super Power, because if anything goes wrong, he always has the ultimate recourse to going through with suicide.

However, not caring about yourself or anyone else turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

Series 2 focuses on the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down. Will the town's local Am-Dram show lift everyone's spirits?

Additional details

Tagline
Hell is other people
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 8th March 2019 on Netflix

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • Beaconsfield - Autumnal Leaves Care Home, plus church and graveyard scenes opposite (Link)
  • Hemel Hempstead - Tambury Gazette office location and town scenes (Link)
  • Camber Sands - Beach scenes

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