I jest, but I certainly empathise with his current apathy towards offence and outrage culture. I’m glad comedians like him aren’t pandering to the people who basically want a blanket ban on all jokes about taboo matters.
And who could forget him hosting the recent Golden Globes? Celeb roasting at its finest.
During the ceremony, he gave a shout-out to After Life, his Netflix baby that centres around Tony (Gervais), a middle-aged journalist whose “perfect life” has been thrown into chaos after his wife dies of cancer.
After contemplating taking his own life, Tony decides instead to do whatever he likes from now on, which sees him encounter all sorts of weird folk.
It’s both touching and funny, and it went down a storm with audiences.
It’s been almost a year since the first season of the dark comedy arrived on the streaming service, and fans have been eager to hear news about the second series.
And now, Netflix have confirmed when it’s dropping.
See, Netflix said so:
When After Life was renewed for a second season, Gervais admitted he was overwhelmed with the public’s response to the show.
‘I have never had a reaction like this before. It’s been insane. And heartwarming. But now I have to make sure the second season is even better so I’ll probably have to work much harder than usual. Annoying really.’
Back in March, Gervais confirmed that he’d already started offering up some ideas for what a second season would look like.
He said: “I always do that just in case I die!
“Now I’ve thought about it, and I really would like to do a second series because I fell in love with the characters and I’ve got an idea of where it can go.
“The second series is always better. Usually because you know the actors.
“There’s a little clue at the end of series one when he says, ‘I’m just going to use my superpower for good’. He can still be an a**hole, and just enjoy it more.”
Shortly after, he also revealed that everyone from the first season will be back for the follow-up – well apart from Julian, because, you know, he died.
Ricky previously told the Metro there is ‘a little clue’ in the final episode of season one which gives insight into Tony’s future.
‘The second series is always better. Usually because you know the actors. There’s a little clue at the end of series one when he says, I’m just going to use my superpower for good. He can still be an asshole, and just enjoy it more.’
Can’t wait for the new series.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent writer, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over the course of several sex-related articles, bringing a very public humiliation to his family's good name.