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After Life 3: Release date, trailer, plot and how to watch

The third and final season for Ricky Gervais' Netflix show is set for release. Find out what to expect here.

14 January 2022, 00:00 | Updated: 14 January 2022, 09:55

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By Jenny Mensah

The third and final season for Ricky Gervais' Netflix show is set for release. Find out what to expect here.

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Ricky Gervais previously shared the official artwork and release date for After Life season 3 and shared it's official trailer h

The hit Netflix show, created by and starring the comedian - follows the life of Tony, who is coming to terms with his wife Lisa's death.

Since the release of season one, the show has captured the hearts and minds of audiences across the globe, with celeb fans from Liam Gallagher to Muse's Matt Bellamy, so there's no doubt that audiences will be waiting with to see what happens to Tony and his faithful companion Brandy.

Find out more about After Life season 3 including when it's released, who returns in the cast and what to expect from the plot.

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When is After Life season 3 out on Netflix?

Ricky Gervais' hit series After Life returns on 14th January 2022.

After Life 3 trailer released
After Life 3 is released on Netflix this January. Picture: YouTube/Netflix

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Who returns in the cast for After Life 3?

After Life 3 will no doubt see the return of Ricky Gervais as Tony, Ashley Jensen as Emma , Kerry Godliman, who appears as his late wife Lisa, Roisin Conaty, who plays Roxy, Diane Morgan, who plays Kath, Mandeep Dhillon, who plays Sandy, Tom Basden, who plays his brother-in-law Matt and more.

And of course, since he's in the poster, we expect to see the return of Anti, who plays German Shepherd Brandy in the show.

Will After Life season 3 be the last?

In a live chat, which he shared on Twitter, Gervais vowed that the third season would be the last, joking that he'd have to "take Tambury out with a meteor" to be sure it wouldn't come back.

Ricky Gervais and Ruth Godliman in After Life 3
Ricky Gervais and Ruth Godliman in After Life 3. Picture: YouTube/Netflix
What will happen in After Life season 3?

The trailer sees Tony take a trip to scatter his late father's ashes. A Netflix synopsis reads: "While Tony is no longer quite so aggressively grouchy about life, he continues to struggle to fill the void left behind by his late wife."

Ricky Gervais also shared the opening line of the first episode, which sees Tony say (possibly to his dog Brandy): "Hungry?"

What happened in After Life Season 2?

Nowhere near accepting the loss of his wife Lisa, Tony also learns of the death of his father. His suicidal feelings return and Roxy confronts him on the appearance of sleeping pills in his home. Tony gives a eulogy for his father and struggles to strengthen his relationship with Nurse Emma, telling her it feels like he's cheating on his late wife.

He seems to isolate himself and puts on a facade of being ok, but in fact appears to slip into a deeper depression. His dog Brandi comes to the rescue once more and her presence stops him from committing suicide. The end of the season sees Emma turn up at his door and assure him she's happy to be there for Tony until he's ready for something deeper.

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