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"After Life" is getting a second life at Netflix.

The dark comedy created by and starring Ricky Gervais has been renewed for Season 2 by the streaming service. The six-episode second season will debut in 2020.

Gervais created, wrote, and directed the show, which centers on a middle-aged journalist named Tony, whose "perfect life" goes to hell after his wife dies. After contemplating suicide, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from that point on.

"I have never had a reaction like this before. It's been insane. And heartwarming," Gervais said. "But now I have to make sure the second season is even better so I’ll probably have to work much harder than usual. Annoying really."