The Netflix series After Life starring Ricky Gervais is back for another season. Tony Johnson, Gervais’ character, is being his normal grumpy self in the Season 3 trailer. The whole series follows Tony as he navigates his life after his wife passes from cancer. He becomes quite bitter towards everyone and everything. Unfortunately for Tony, people like his brother keep pulling his head out of the depression clouds and forcing him to move forward with his life. After Life is made by Derek Productions. Ricky Gervais created, wrote, and directs the Netflix series. The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), and many more. Season 3 of After Life looks to have a slight attitude improvement for Tony.
Is Tony Slightly Less Depressed in the Season 3 Trailer?
In the Season 3 trailer of After Life, Tony is actually smiling with his brother-in-law. Usually, he has a grim expression on his face in between biting remarks. He thought people would give him a pass on his behavior because of his loss. The only delight for Tony seemed to be interacting with his nephew and godchild George. It wasn’t until his brother-in-law threatened Tony with not being able to see George anymore that he started reflecting on his behavior. Ricky Gervais chose a fitting role for himself in the Netflix dramedy After Life. The optimism around Gervais’ character evens out the sour attitude of Tony. There’s of course more of him remembering the words his wife would say and spending time with her in the Season 3 trailer. After Life shows a man dealing with grief, which isn’t usual.
Ricky Gervais has made an unlikeable but oddly endearing character in After Life. Tony Johnson will be back to learn more lessons when the series returns on January 14 for Season 3 on Netflix.