First look at Ricky Gervais Netflix series After Life

After Life GervaisRicky Gervais will be appearing on After Life, a new Netflix series about a widower who decides to take a new approach to life after his wife’s death and who embarks on some new and fascinating adventures.

Netflix has just released promotional images for the show as well as the release date of the six-part series. After Life is created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais (The Office, Derek). Charlie Hanson is producer and Ricky Gervais and Duncan Hayes are executive producers. This will be Gervais’ return to the small screen after Derek and various guest appearances on specials.

Here is the official synopsis of the show:

After Life Gervais“Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, 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.

Starring alongside Gervais is Kerry Godliman (Derek) as Tony’s wife Lisa, Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road) as Tony’s brother-in-law Matt, Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow) as Tony’s best-friend Lenny, David Bradley (The Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones) as Tony’s dad, and Ashley Jensen (Extras) as a Nurse to Tony’s dad.

Also starring is Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Earl (Cemetery Junction, Derek), Joe Wilkinson (Him and Her), Kerry Godliman (Derek), Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester and Diane Morgan (David Brent: Life On The Road).”

After Life will launch globally on Netflix on March 8.