Ricky Gervais Reuniting 'Extras' And 'Life On The Road' Stars For New Netflix Series

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From Esquire

Ricky Gervais is being joined by a raft of collaborators from Extras, Derek and David Brent: Life on the Road for his new Netflix series After Life.

Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington sadly aren't involved, but Ashley Jensen, who played Maggie in Extras, certainly is. Tom Basden, Diane Morgan, Roisin Conaty, Jo Hartley and Mandeep Dhillon from Life on the Road are on board, as are Derek actors Kerry Godliman and David Earl.

Netflix have ordered six episodes of the dark comedy After Life, which follows a man called Tony who decides to take revenge on an apparently uncaring world by doing and saying whatever the heck he likes.

"It's a guy whose wife has died and he is in the depths of depression and he nearly kills himself," Gervais told Digital Spy. "But the reason he doesn't is that the dog is hungry, so that saves him for a while."

Gervais described the cast as one which "combines the best of the new breed of great British comedy talent with some of the wonderful alumni of my previous shows."

Game of Thrones' David Bradley and Downton Abbey and Shaun of the Dead's Penelope Wilton will also star.

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