Production is now underway in the UK on the new Ricky Gervais comedy, After Life.
The Office / Extras star plays a man who says whatever he likes, following the death of is wife.
Gervais is creator, executive producer, star and director.
The 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).
Tony (Ricky Gervais) had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly 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.
“This cast combines the best of the new breed of great British comedy talent with some of the wonderful alumni of my previous shows,” said Gervais.
It is expected in Autumn 2019.