Ricky Gervais looks morose while sitting on a park bench next to Penelope Wilton in the first-look images from his new Netflix series After Life.
In the new six-part show, Gervais plays Tony, who has had a perfect life until his wife Lisa dies and that all changes.
After contemplating taking his own life, he decides to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes.
Ricky Gervais plays Tony, a guy who's lost his wife and is trying to punish the world one savage put-down at a time. He's joined by a cast of hilarious British comedians and actors on an emotional rollercoaster. After Life is coming 8 March pic.twitter.com/Klel5YUrmg— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 14, 2019
He thinks not caring about himself or anyone else is like a superpower, but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice person they used to know.
The series reunites Gervais with his Derek co-star Kerry Godliman as Lisa, and David Brent: Life On The Road co-star Tom Basden as Tony’s brother-in-law Matt, as well as his Extras co-star Ashley Jensen.
With @KerryAGodliman @Roisinconaty @missdianemorgan @BRIANGITTINS1 @MandiDhillon @tonypaulway @gillinghamjoe @MissJoHartley @TracyAnnO #PaulKaye #DavidBradley #TomBasden #PenelopeWilton #AshleyJenson & a dog. pic.twitter.com/tiooQXVuHb— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 14, 2019
It will also feature Downton Abbey star Wilton, David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester, Mandeep Dhillon and Jo Hartley.
After Life will stream on Netflix on March 8.
- Press Association