Ricky Gervais is all set to star in the upcoming Netflix original web series, After Life. In the series, Ricky plays a man who has recently lost his wife. Determined to lead a long life, his character decides to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. Of course, his friends think that this is a kind of grieving and try to help him out. While Gervais has created the series, he will also be the executive producer and director. The initial idea is for six episodes of half an hour each.
Gervais has now become a natural with Netflix. He has earlier worked with Netflix for the release of his film Special Correspondents and his 0other films like David Brent: Life on the Road and Derek. In 2018, the streaming channel released Humanity, his stand-up comedy special.
It is interesting to see more and more mainstream actors, both in Hollywood and in Bollywood developing relationships with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. Earlier, Will Smith starred in what was the biggest Netflix Original film, Bright. This has certainly paved the way for other mainstream actors to look for these bright avenues.