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After Life Season 2 Returns To Netflix April 24, 2020 

Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, After Life the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer.

In season 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down.

Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?

After Life is a Netflix original series from Derek Productions. The six-part series is created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Charlie Hanson is a producer and Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers.

Alongside Ricky Gervais, returning cast includes: Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones),  Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), David Earl( Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Eastenders). Also joined by: Peter Egan (Downton Abbey), Ethan Lawrence (Bad Education) and Bill Ward (Coronation Street, Emmerdale).

After Life Season 2 returns to Netflix on April 24, 2020.

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Watch The After Life Trailer

From the mind of Ricky Gervais, After Life is a the story of Tony, who had an all-too-perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. 

He decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a Super Power — not caring about himself or anyone else — but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

Season 1 is coming to Netflix on March 8.

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Netflix To Air Two Ricky Gervais Comedy Specials

In addition to the upcoming filmed version of Ricky Gervais’ comedy tour Humanity, a new comedy special has been sold to Netflix. The streaming service will air Humanity in the first quarter of this year, as it is already filmed.

Gervais tweeted about the news, and said that the second special doesn’t have a theme or a title yet. He’s asking for suggestions, which you can tweet at him @RickyGervais. Humanity was filmed in London’s Eventim Apollow. There is no air date set currently.

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David Brent: Life On The Road Premiering On Netflix In February

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Brent’s back! Millions of members around the globe will have the chance to turn the noise UP when the eagerly-awaited Netflix original film David Brent: Life on the Road premieres on February 10, 2017 worldwide, excluding the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2’s mockumentary The Office. The most successful British comedy of all time, The Office and its fearless and fumbling leader Brent garnered fans around the globe and spawned seven remakes across four continents.

When audiences were first introduced to Brent, the self-proclaimed “Friend first, boss second. Probably an entertainer third” dreamed of becoming a rock superstar. Twelve years on, Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing the dream with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and a talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pension and takes unpaid leave in pursuit of his dream and one last shotat fame and fortune. Gervais is uproarious reprising his role as the unwittingly offensive, but often endearing character.

David Brent: Life on the Road features original music and lyrics by Gervais, and musical arrangement by Andy Burrows of Razorlight and We Are Scientists fame.

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Netflix Acquires Ricky Gervais’ David Brent: Life On The Road

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Netflix has acquired U.S. and select international rights to Ricky Gervais’ upcoming film David Brent: Life on the Road, excluding the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The film will premiere on Netflix in 2017.

In the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the film will be receiving a saturation theatrical release by Entertainment One (eOne) this coming August.

The feature length film sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent twelve years on from the BBC2 documentary “The Office.” Brent is now a travelling salesman, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.

“We are thrilled to welcome the iconic character of David Brent back to Netflix, as we were the home to the first digital deal for ‘The Office,’ starring Ricky Gervais. Our existing collaborations across series, for ‘Derek,’ and in film, with ‘Special Correspondents’ have been fruitful, and it’s only fitting for us to have Ricky’s upcoming feature film available to as many of our viewers as possible,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.

“I’m so glad the mighty Netflix have once again outbid all competitors in North America to show my movie exclusively. It is the perfect platform for me, giving complete creative freedom and also millions of instant viewers who can watch again and again. I can’t wait for David Brent to follow it up with his US live tour!,” said Gervais.

“We are thrilled that Netflix has come on board to help us bring this beloved character to audiences,” said Steve Bertram, President, Global Film Group, Entertainment One. “We’re only a couple of months away from our event theatrical releases in the UK and Australian markets, and alongside David Brent’s many fans, we’re counting down the days for his exciting debut on the big screen.”

In addition to Gervais, the cast includes the multi-talented Ben Bailey Smith (“Midwinder of the Spirit,” “Law & Order”) as Dom, most recently seen rapping in Brent’s ‘Equality Street’ and writer/comedian Tom Basden (“Plebs,” “The Wrong Mans”) as Dan, Brent’s road manager. David Brent: Life on the Road sees the introduction of Brent’s new office colleagues including love-struck Pauline (Jo Hartley, “This is England ‘90,” Not Safe For Work), his ‘comedic’ partner in crime Nigel (Tom Bennett, “PhoneShop”), his office nemesis Jezza (Andrew Brooke, “PhoneShop,” “Babylon”) and his much needed Therapist (Nina Sosanya, Love Actually, “W1A”). Brent’s Drummer in his band ‘Foregone Conclusion’ is the incredibly talented Andy Burrows of Razorlight and We Are Scientists fame.

The cast also includes Kevin Bishop (“The Kevin Bishop Show”), award winning Roisin Conaty (“Impractical Jokers UK”), Diane Morgan (“Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe”), Ashley McGuire (“Derek,” “Miranda”) and introducing Alexander Arnold (“Skins,” “Poldark”) and Mandeep Dhillon (“24: Live Another Day,” Some Girls).

David Brent: Life on the Road is a LOTR Films Ltd production, co-financed by eOne and BBC Films. The film is executive produced by Duncan Hayes, Christine Langan and Alex Hamilton, produced by Charlie Hanson (Cemetery Junction, “Derek,” “Extras”) and co-produced by Katie Mavroleon (“Marley’s Ghosts,” “Pompidou”).

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David Brent: Life On The Road Trailer

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David Brent: Life On The Road sees the highly anticipated big screen debut of one of comedy’s best-loved characters, David Brent (Ricky Gervais). The film catches up with Brent twelve years on from the BBC mockumentary ‘The Office’ to find he is now a traveling salesman with Lavichem, a cleaning and ladies’ personal hygiene products company. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.

Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality. Get ready to join David Brent on the road as he takes one last shot at fame and fortune.

David Brent: Life On The Road is written, directed by and stars Ricky Gervais, with original music and lyrics by Gervais, musical arrangement by Andy Burrows (Razorlight, We Are Scientists) and raps by Ben Bailey Smith.

Coming to UK & Ireland cinemas August 19, 2016 and then Netflix in 2017.

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Ricky Gervais’ David Brent Is Back In The Office In The Life On The Road Trailer

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I am a huge fan of the British “The Office” and I am excited about the upcoming mockumentary David Brent: Life on the Road. You can watch the first trailer for Ricky Gervais’ spin-off film here.

Directed, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent – former star of hit series “The Office” and now working
as a traveling salesman – as he chases his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, “Foregone Conclusion.”

David Brent: Life on the Road will open in the UK on August 19, with a wide theatrical release in the US shortly thereafter.

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Ricky Gervais Wants To Know Which “Life On The Road” Poster You Prefer?

Open Road Films will release the upcoming mockumentary Life on the Road in the U.S. later this year, but meanwhile star Ricky Gervais has taken to Twitter to ask his fans which of two poster concepts they prefer. Check them both out in the gallery below!

Directed, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent – former star of hit series “The Office” and now working as a travelling salesman – as he chases his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, “Foregone Conclusion.”

“David Brent getting a big US theatrical release? He can die happy now. (Spoiler alert – he does not die in this movie),” Gervais said previously. Life on the Road will open in the UK on August 19, with Open Road planning for a wide theatrical release in the US shortly thereafter.

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Derek Special Official Trailer

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Ricky Gervais’ bittersweet comedy-drama Derek returns to Netflix with the one-hour Derek Special! Netflix will make the special available exclusively to its members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Nordics and Benelux on Friday April 3, 2015 at 12:01am PT. Seasons 1 and 2 of “Derek” are currently streaming.

Derek, for which Gervais was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his leading role, centers around Derek Noakes (Gervais), a tender, innocent man whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. Derek cares deeply for the home’s residents, because they are kind and funny and tell him stories of what life used to be like. Among those in his life are Kev (David Earl), a lovable train wreck who lives with Derek and spends most of his time lazing around the home; and Hannah (Kerry Godliman), a care worker in the home and Derek’s best friend. She is smart, witty and hard-working, and, like Derek, always puts other people first.

In the Derek Special, Tom (Brett Goldstein) has a new job, which allows him to spend more time with Hannah. Will this allow their relationship to flourish? Derek is upset with Hannah for upsetting Kevin, who goes missing, whilst Vicky takes on more responsibilities.

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Derek Season 2 Is Now Available On Netflix

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The second season of Ricky Gervais comedy/drama Derek is now available on Netflix as a Netflix original. While it debuted in the UK on Channel 4, it’s considered a Netflix Original in other countries like the U.S.

Ricky Gervais, creator of the original British version of “The Office,” produces and stars in this heartwarming show as Derek Noakes, a loyal English nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in everyone. Derek’s sunny outlook comes in handy with his quirky coworkers and friends as they struggle against prejudice, government bureaucracy, and constantly shrinking budgets to care for the elderly residents who depend on them.

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