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After Life star Ricky Gervais reveals big new Netflix project

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After Life actor Ricky Gervais is making his Netflix comeback with two comedy stand-up specials. (Image credit: Netflix)

After Life icon Ricky Gervais is set to make his Netflix comeback with two new and upcoming comedy stand-up specials titled SuperNature and Armageddon.

Following the bittersweet finale of his hit show After Life earlier this year, the comedy legend made the exciting announcement of his new Netflix projects on Twitter, saying: “#SuperNature Coming soon to Netflix,” accompanied by the SuperNature poster.

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SuperNature is the second comedy special that he has exclusively produced for Netflix, with his first being Humanity in 2018. 

Humanity commemorated the comedian’s first time returning to an audience in seven years and was met with heavy praise by fans.

The excitement doesn’t stop there as Ricky also announced an additional stand-up show called Armageddon, however we may have to wait slightly longer for its release as it is still a "work in progress".

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His comedy-drama series After Life, tells the story of local journalist Tony Johnson (Ricky Gervais), who is suffering from grief after his wife, Lisa (Kerry Godliman) dies from breast cancer.

It became a global phenomenon due to Ricky’s expert skills of combining emotional topics with humorous moments.

Talking to HELLO! (opens in new tab) earlier this year, Ricky revealed the future of the series and teased that he could be persuaded to reprise his role at some point in the future.

He said: "I'm pretty sure it is the final season, 99 percent sure. You can never say never. I don't know what is going to happen. Could I be persuaded? Well, of course. Netflix could offer me a castle and an animal sanctuary on an island!

"But at this moment in time? No, this is it… It makes no sense to end it now at the top of its game. But I think artistically, it's right. I don't think we could end it better than we did."

After Life seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Netflix.

Grace Morris
Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.


You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series and much-loved soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.