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Ricky Gervais working on third season of 'After Life'

Ricky Gervais is working on Season 3 of After Life. File Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI
Ricky Gervais is working on Season 3 of "After Life." File Photo by Paul Treadway/UPI | License Photo

May 6 (UPI) -- Ricky Gervais announced Wednesday that he has signed on to write, produce and star in a third season of his Netflix dramedy After Life.

"Because so many of you watched #AfterLife2 so quickly and made it Number 1 again, the nice people at @Netflix have suggested that I get off my fat arse and do another season. This is all your fault," Gervais tweeted to his fans.

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Season 2 of the show about a small-town journalist coping with the death of his wife debuted last month.

The Hollywood Reporter said the renewal is part of a new deal Gervais struck with the streaming service under which he will create other shows and headline stand-up specials.

"I was planning to retire soon and just wander around the house drunk until I die, but I've grown a bit tired of doing that during the lockdown, and also Netflix made me an offer I couldn't refuse," Gervais said in a statement.

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