Ricky Gervais’ After Life has been given new life with a third season ordered by Netflix.

The news was announced on Wednesday, after Gervais hinted last week that he was likely to ink a season 3 deal with the streaming giant, if the reaction to season 2 was positive.

A ‘positive’ reaction proved to be one hell of an understatement.

“Thank you, you played a blinder,” Gervais told followers on Twitter.

“You watched it, more of you, and faster, than you watched season 1. And that’s only after one week.”

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Gervais admitted, however, that it was hard to say yes because “it’s a lot of work and you don’t want it to diminish.”

He explained that the better it’s received, the worse it is for him.

“You can do something f–king amazing, and everyone goes: ‘Oh god, it’s the best thing ever, 10/10’,” he joked.

“But if you do something else that is 9.5/10 people are like: ‘It’s f–king awful, this is the worst show on television’. So that’s what goes through my mind.

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We’ll let you know when they release the season 3 premiere date.

 

Listen to Christian O’Connell’s interview with Ricky Gervais ahead of the release of Afterlife series 2, below:

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