Ricky Gervais has revealed that the next season of comedy-drama After Life will be the last.
The comedian says he has already made his mind up after the third series of the Netflix hit was confirmed earlier this year, reports LADbible.
Gervais, who plays Tony – a man struggling after his wife’s death, told The Sun : “I’ve already made my mind up – there just won’t be a fourth. You never say never but you put those things out there to make you remember because it’s tempting, it’s very tempting.”
He added: “The audience think they want another one but they don’t know, they’re not sure, so you’ve got to be careful.”
Gervais has previously admitted his surprise at people’s ongoing love for the show.
He told LADbible: “I’ve never had a reaction like this, so there is that [sense of] ‘Oh, I could only ruin it’, you know what I mean? So you’ve got to try and make it better. Which is good, it’s a good state of mind to be in, it’s a good pressure. I’ve got to make this better than before – that’s a lovely pressure to have as a writer.
“That’s not a reason not to do a second series because the first one went down so well… Most people want it the other way – they want too many series because they think it’s their favourite show.
“I get that, as a viewer I get it, but as an artist you have got to get out a bit early. But as I say, this is the first one I’ve – I think I’m gonna do a third because the world we’ve created is too good and rich.”
The first and second series of After Life are available to stream on Netflix.