Premiere Of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 - ArrivalsPatton Oswalt has spoken publicly before about the sudden death of his wife, true crime writer Michelle McNamara, who passed away in her sleep in April of 2016. Now, the comedian is set to delve deeper into his struggle with grief, depression, and picking up the pieces when his latest Netflix stand-up special, "Patton Oswalt: Annihilation," hits the streaming service this fall.

Entertainment Weekly reports that "Annihilation," which is set to debut in October, is a one-hour special that "addresses the comedian's horrific year and how he tried to cope with tragedy ... using the tool he knows best: humor. Oswalt will cover other topics in 'Annihilation,' ranging from social media, robocalls, and, yes, the political climate."

The comedian tweeted about the release date news with the note that "Annihilation" was "not an easy one to film," but added, "I'm SO proud with how it came out."

Oswalt's last Netflix special, "Talking for Clapping," took home both an Emmy and a Grammy (for the album recording), and it seems like a safe bet that his new offering will be similarly well-received. The thoughtful comedian has previously shared some truly lovely words -- including some wise-beyond-her-years musings from his and McNamara's only child, daughter Alice -- about his late wife and his journey through his grief; we're expecting more of the same from "Annihilation."

The special hits Netflix on October 17.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]