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After Life 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2019– )
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After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude taking his old world by storm.
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Series cast summary:
Ricky Gervais ...  Tony 6 episodes, 2019
Tom Basden ...  Matt 6 episodes, 2019
Tony Way ...  Lenny 6 episodes, 2019
Diane Morgan ...  Kath 6 episodes, 2019
Mandeep Dhillon ...  Sandy 6 episodes, 2019
David Bradley ...  Tony's Dad 6 episodes, 2019
Ashley Jensen ...  Nurse 6 episodes, 2019
Kerry Godliman ...  Lisa 6 episodes, 2019
Paul Kaye ...  Psychiatrist 6 episodes, 2019
Michelle Greenidge ...  Receptionist 6 episodes, 2019
Tommy Finnegan ...  George 6 episodes, 2019
Anti Anti ...  Brandy the Dog 6 episodes, 2019
Penelope Wilton ...  Anne 5 episodes, 2019
Tim Plester ...  Julian 5 episodes, 2019
Joe Wilkinson ...  Postman 5 episodes, 2019
Roisin Conaty ...  Roxy / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Jo Hartley ...  June 3 episodes, 2019
David Earl David Earl ...  Brian 3 episodes, 2019
Thomas Bastable Thomas Bastable ...  Robbie 3 episodes, 2019
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After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude taking his old world by storm.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Tony's wife's middle name is Jane, which is the name of Ricky Gervais' partner in real life. See more »

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A perfect display of the grieving process
9 March 2019 | by katyavinesSee all my reviews

Ricky Gervais continues to surprise me. I know that he's very funny, with his own brand of humor that many people find offensive, but I like most of his stuff. And I think of him as a comedian - both as an actor and a writer/director. So every time he does something serious and thoughtful, I am amazed at the level of depth, humility and kindness he brings to his creations. "After Life" is the story of a man who just lost his beloved wife, and with her, the will to live. He probably would have killed himself immediately, if he didn't have a dog to take care of. So he manages to get out of bed every day, and lead an existence devoid of any shred of happiness or hope. He titters on the brink of death, yet doesn't cross the line; he manages to anger, but not completely alienate those closest to him. People annoy him, probably because they go on living despite the fact that his world has ended. Worst of all, he claims to not care about his own life to the point where he deliberately puts himself in harm's way, yet the only people that he's hurting by his behavior are the people who still care about him. I recently lost the person that I loved most in this world, and who loved me the most, and this show displayed so precisely all the feelings that I've been going through. All the terrible feelings and thoughts that you don't share with anyone, because they are too dark to put into words. I'm so grateful to Gervais for doing it for me. Now when someone asks me how I'm feeling, I can reffer them to this show.


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