After Life’s third and final season has finally arrived on Netflix on January 14th, 2022 and the fans have started wondering if there will be an After Life Season 4.
Written, produced and starred by Ricky Gervais as Tony Johnson, the Black Comedy Drama Series, After Life tells the story of Tony, a segments writer for the local newspaper, The Tambury Gazette, whose life is turned on its head after the death of his wife, Lisa.
The series is a dark comedy that revolves around the themes of loss and suffering after the loss of a loved one, and the show really pulls on your heartstrings.
After Life Season 3 received a mixed response from the audience, fans are wondering if there will be a new season. So, will we get an After Life Season 4?
Here is everything you need to know.
Well, we will not beat around the bush here. So, Ricky Gervais has confirmed that After Life will not be back for a fourth season.
In an interview, Ricky Gervais pointed out that he could easily give the audience a fourth season, but he has opted against it in order to make sure that the series ends on a high note.
“Every time someone asks me why I will be ending it in the third season, I get a slight adrenaline rush hoping it was not it and I could do a fourth season. I know that for a fact I could, but the reason I said it is undoubtedly the end is that I would be bullied and made fun of for going back on it. It is a no-brainer that I should do a fourth season. I should do it in terms of the economics, and the fans would love it. Everything points towards it but, would the fourth season be as good as the first three and actually better because it’s no good for it to be just as good. I really don’t want it to overstay its welcome.”
Ricky Gervais also quoted an old saying that states;
‘‘to lead the orchestra, you have got to turn your back on the audience”.
In the end, Ricky Gervais also expressed that the audience might feel they need another season at some point in time, but they cannot be definite about it, hence leaving space for caution for the makers.
Looking forward, Ricky Gervais also said that he is thinking about other different ideas which push him in some other additional directions, and he believes one of them is edging the others out. Still, he revealed no extra details on any of them.
Whether we get a fourth season or not, we sure enjoyed watching the third season. After Life Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix. Head over to Netflix to watch the series.