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The Trailer For 'After Life' Season 2 Just Dropped

The Trailer For 'After Life' Season 2 Just Dropped

After Life fans, it's the moment we've all been waiting for, the official trailer for Season 2 has landed - and we're already feeling emosh.

With its mix of gritty British humour and sadness, Season 1 of Ricky Gervais' cleverly observed dark comedy about bereavement had viewers in bits - and this season looks to be no different.

Talking about the response to the series, Ricky said: "I was blown away by the reaction to season one. I've never experienced anything quite like it!

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It's been truly heart-warming to see how the show has resonated with so many viewers on an emotional level. I can't wait for everyone to see season 2 where hope is everything."

After Life returns to Netflix on 24th April 2020, bringing six new episodes of the grief-themed show to the streaming platform.

Season 2 sees Tony is still struggling to cope with the weight of his grief, while doing his best to turn over a new leaf (Credit: Netflix)
Season 2 sees Tony is still struggling to cope with the weight of his grief, while doing his best to turn over a new leaf (Credit: Netflix)

Where did Season 1 leave us?

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In Season 1 we saw local newspaper writer Tony (played with witty panache by Ricky Gervais) grieving for his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) who lost her life to cancer.

Once a class clown and the life and soul of the party, Tony becomes bitter and resentful at the world around him, even having suicidal feelings.

Rather than taking his life, Tony resolves to punish the world by doing whatever the hell he wants.

His zero-f*cks-given attitude becomes a coping mechanism - but is problematic for everyone trying to help Tony through his grief.

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Will Tony manage to break out of his misery, or will he go back to being the same old Tony? (Credit: Netflix)
Will Tony manage to break out of his misery, or will he go back to being the same old Tony? (Credit: Netflix)

By the end of Season 1, Tony seemed to be changing his ways. He has the confidence to ask the nurse at his dad's home (Ashley Jensen) out on a date.

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The trailer for Season 2 takes us back to the small fictitious town of Tambury.

Happily, we can confirm that all the key cast members are returning. We're looking at you Ricky Gervais (Tony), 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.

Tony is still struggling to cope with the weight of his grief, while doing his best to turn over a new leaf and be a better pal to the people around him.

There's a sub-plot too, with Tony's sadness intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.

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After Life returns to Netflix on 24th April 2020, bringing six new episodes to the streaming platform (Credit: Netflix)
After Life returns to Netflix on 24th April 2020, bringing six new episodes to the streaming platform (Credit: Netflix)

Meanwhile, production for the town's local Am-Dram show is underway - will this boost everyone's spirits?

Will Tony manage to break out of his misery, or will he go back to being the same old Tony?

Either way, we can't wait to get back into After Life's darkly comic world. Bring on April 24th!

Ricky said he was
Ricky said he was

After Life Season 2 lands on Netflix 24th April.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV Entertainment, Netflix

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