After Life is officially returning for a third season, Ricky Gervais has confirmed.
The comedian has been keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to the dark-comedy's return to Netflix, at first suggesting that the second instalment of the show could be his last.
But after confirming he'd penned a script for the third edition back in July, the actor has now revealed when the crew will get to work filming, during an interview on ITV's Lorraine.
"Everything going well, we film in April and May and then it takes a few months to edit and then it takes a couple of months to put into a 160 languages," he said.
"So, I'm hoping [it will air] by the end of the year."
Ricky added that the third movie will be the "final instalment" in the franchise.
"I've never done a third series of anything," he added. "But it felt right, and I fell in love with the characters, and I think this should be it."
We'll keep you updated as soon as we know more about the plot, or an exact release date.
Ricky has spoken before about how blown away he was by the reaction to the show, adding that the more successful it became, the more scary another instalment became.
"The better it goes down the worse it is for me, you can do something f***ing amazing, and everyone goes: 'Oh god, it's the best thing ever, 10/10,'" he said on Twitter.
"But if you do something else that is 9.5/10 people are like: 'It's f***ing awful, this is the worst show on television', so that's what goes through my mind."
The emotional comedy drama centres around local newspaper writer Tony (played by Gervais) who is grieving for his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) who has lost her battle with cancer.
Happy go lucky Tony becomes bitter and resentful over what he has lost, angry at the world around him and everyone in it.
In response to the crushing grief, he resolves to do whatever he wants, which becomes problematic for those who love him and want to help him come through.
In Season 2, Tony is still struggling, but he's doing his best to restart his life and be a better person.
The weight of his heartache is intensified by the threat that he could lose his job, with the local newspaper at risk of being shut down.
All the main cast members have returned, including Kerry Godliman (Lisa), Tom Basden (Matt), Tony Way (Lenny), David Bradley (Tony's dad), Ashley Jensen (Nurse), Penelope Wilton (Anne), David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester and Diane Morgan.
Stay tuned for season 3 updates as they come!
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