After Life has come to the top of its life. A number of months after the present was renewed for Season 3, creator Ricky Gervais revealed that his darkish comedy wouldn’t be again for a fourth season.
This implies that the six episodes coming to Netflix on January 14 would be the final ever instalments within the story of Tony (performed by Gervais) and his efforts to recover from his lifeless spouse.
In interviews, Gervais has spoken about why now was the time to deliver the story to an finish – although in a single interview he did tease that the challenge may proceed with a really particular episode.
Why is After Life ending?
Every single different stay motion Ricky Gervais present (that’s, The Office, Extras, Life’s Too Short and Derek) have had both one or two seasons, plus the occasional Christmas particular. At 18 episodes, After Life is the longest of his reveals to this point.
However, he has mentioned that he’s ending this present for a similar motive he ended the others – he desires the present to exit at what he sees as its peak.
He spoke about this in a Deadline interview: “It’s a no brainer I ought to do a fourth [season], I ought to do it by way of economics and the viewers would find it irresistible, every part factors in the direction of it besides would sequence 4 be nearly as good as the primary three and really higher as a result of it is no good for it to be simply nearly as good. I do not need it to outstay its welcome.”
He had beforehand spoken concerning the supposed large viewers demand for him to make one other season. He informed British newspaper The Mirror in July 2020 (two months after the present was renewed): “There’s an outdated saying that ‘to steer the orchestra, you have to flip your again on the viewers’. That’s true. The viewers assume they need one other one, however they are not certain. So you have to watch out.”
He has spoken of his remorse about not doing extra of the present, telling the Press Association: “I’m gutted that I’m not doing a fourth, actually. But it is the suitable resolution.”
However, in that very same interview, he hinted that he would “by no means say by no means” to doing a Christmas particular of After Life – one thing he did for his reveals The Office, Extras and Derek.
How will After Life finish?
In his Deadline interview, Ricky Gervais gave a touch at how he had ended his Netflix sequence. He mentioned: “I believe folks know that I’m by no means going to finish with they lived fortunately ever after.
Tony’s going via the phases of grief, shock, anger, denial then acceptance…He’s attempting to reply the query from the start to the top as as to whether should you lose every part, is life value residing? That’s what we see ultimately because the type of reply.”
After Life Seasons 1 to three are streaming now on Netflix.