'After Life' Debuts Season 3 Trailer


| LAST UPDATE 01/03/2022

By Molly Houghton
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Get those tissues out because it looks like After Life Season 3 will have us crying as much as it'll have us laughing. But don't take our word for it; keep scrolling for the newly-released trailer.

The hit series will be back on Netflix come January 14 - probably for the last time. That's right; the show's Season 3 is likely the final installment as we watch Tony (Ricky Gervais) continue to navigate and mourn life after his wife's passing. And if the trailer is any indication, the protagonist will have a significant change of heart this season.

"I thought not caring was a superpower," Tony says in the new teaser. "I was wrong. Caring about stuff, that's what really matters - kindness, making other people feel good." We're not crying; you're crying. According to the drama-comedy's creator and director, tears should be rolling down our faces - maybe even at the exact moment that we're laughing. "The older I get, and the more I think about my work and my life, the more I think there isn't that much between comedy and tragedy," Ricky recently commented. "It's a razor's edge, really."

The British mastermind also gave a bit of a spoiler about the series' ending - and we're not even upset about it. Gervais explained that he had multiple possible endings planned for the show, but one of those options was eliminated after a series fan and grief counselor reached out. "One said to me, 'Please do not let Tony commit suicide,'" Ricky revealed.

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And that was all the 60-year-old had to hear. "That had been one of the options, but I did feel a sense of responsibility about that - not unusually, because I do worry about the effect on the real world - but that decided it for me. I didn't feel that, for the sake of good drama, I could do that. I'd feel arrogant assuming I knew enough about it," he shared.

So we can sleep easy knowing that Tony's story continues. We just won't get to go along for the ride. Make sure to stream Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix just in time for the January 14 release.