'After Life' season 2: Ricky Gervais announces script is ready, and here are the five things we want from it
In a piece of joyful news for his fans, Ricky Gervais announced that he had finished penning down the script of 'After Life' season two and that the filming will begin in five weeks
Ricky Gervais brought a delightful surprise to Netflix with his show 'After Life' in March this year. The series adds a pinch of humor to tragedy and is a lighthearted take on life's uncertainties. What if you woke up to find out that your wife of twenty-five years has lost her life to cancer? Wouldn't you be heartbroken? So is Tony Johnson, a features writer at a local newspaper, in the show. While he initially wishes to commit suicide, Tony finally decides to live and punish the world with his brutality, calling his plan a "superpower" in season one.
In a piece of joyful news for his fans, the comedian announced that he had finished penning down the script of season two and that the filming will begin in five weeks. Holding a picture of the completed script in his hand, Gervais tweeted: "Finished. 5 weeks till filming. #AfterLife2." In another tweet, he also said: "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."
As we hint at the plot for season two, here are five things that we can't wait to see in the show.
It was good to see how his colleagues and friends are firm into getting the old Tony back in season one. But don't you think it is too much to see all goody characters around him? Season two deserves a break from the thinly drawn figures who repeatedly tell Tony what a good person he is. Instead, another straightforward character who actually tells Tony where to draw the line with his "superpower" should appear and show him the real picture.
Who is the sex worker?
Episode three took a snarky take on how Tony hired a sex worker Roxy (Roisin Conaty). When she tells him, she'll "do anything for 50 quid", he takes her home makes her do the dishes and tidy up the place. But in season two, we would like to see a little backstory to her character or perhaps see it develop into something more meaningful. Who is the real Roxy? Maybe, Tony could actually hook up with the prostitute in the second installment, don't you think?
Instead of just the joyful and seemingly perfect snippets of his married life, possibly season two could show more realistic flashbacks of Tony and Lisa. It is clear that Tony can't do without his wife after her death but perhaps the new season could bring the trials and tribulations of the marriage to the fore too.
Drugs and addiction
In season one, the story plunges into the world of drug dealer Julian (Tim Plester) and how Tony lent him more money for his addiction. Perhaps, season two could show a slightly more responsible take on subjects like drugs and suicide, especially after the episode where Tony is directly or indirectly responsible for the homeless drug dealer's death.
A new love connection
In the last episode, his wife tells him in a video she created before her death, "I want you to move on. I want you to meet someone nearly as lovely as me." So, will season two mark a new beginning in Tony's life? Will it be the nurse? Or, perhaps, his friendship with the widow at the cemetery could evolve into something deeper.
While Netflix has given a green light for the renewal, the release date for Ricky Gervais' show hasn't been announced yet.