Ricky Gervais new Netflix show After Life cast announced, includes Derek, Extras and David Brent alumni

Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey actors have also joined the series

Ricky Gervais' new stand-up tour 'Humanity' will be a Netflix special

The cast of Ricky Gervais’s upcoming Netflix show, After Life, has been announced, featuring a whole host of famous faces and regular collaborators.

Deadline reports that fellow Derek alumni Tony Way (Game of Thrones, Ali G), Joe Wilkinson (8 Out of 10 Cats), and Kerry Godliman (Our Girl) have all landed roles.

There are also multiple actors who appeared in Gervais’s The Office spin-off movie David Brent: Life on the Road, including Tom Basden (Plebs), Diane Morgan (Philomena Cunk), Mandeep Dhillon (Bulltetproof), Jo Hartley (This is England), and Roisin Conaty (Man Down).

Ashley Jensen, who previously starred in Extras, and David Earl (Derek, Extras, and Cemetery Junction) also join the cast. Other famous names include David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Shaun of the Dead).

Gervais created After Life, a series that sees a man who decides to no longer care about himself or anyone else following his wife’s sudden death. While Tony (played by Gervais) believes the care-free attitude is a superpower, things prove tricky as friends try to bring the old, nice Tony back.

The comedian will also direct and executive produce the series, which will run run for six half-hour episodes on Netflix. Speaking about the cast, Gervais said: “This cast combines the best of the new breed of great British comedy talent with some of the wonderful alumni of my previous shows.”

Netflix has worked with Gervais on multiple occasions, releasing the stand-up special Humanity earlier this year, along with the movie Special Correspondents.

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