Ricky Gervais has closed an agreement to collaborate exclusively with Netflix for several years. The first consequence of it has been the renewal of ‘After Life’ for a third season, thus breaking the tradition of Gervais to end his series after the second.
The news comes just a couple of weeks after the premiere of the second season of ‘After Life’ . Gervais himself had already dropped then that he would not mind doing another one and Netflix should have taken good note of it. The actor has released the following message after announcing the agreement:
I was thinking of retiring soon and hanging around the house drunk until I died, but I got tired of doing that during the lockdown, and also Netflix made me an offer that I couldn’t refuse.
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A Long-Standing Relationship
Gervais’s deal with Netflix includes him producing both series and stand-up specials for the platform. Let us remember that the collaboration between the two goes a long way, giving rise to works such as ‘Special Correspondents’ , ‘The Willoughby brothers’ or ‘Ricky Gervais: Humanity’ . Let’s see what surprises us with from now on.
The exact figures of the agreement are unknown, but The Hollywood Reporter points out that it reaches eight figures , making at least part of the 10 million dollars. Of course, I would be surprised if it was not higher than that considering the astronomical amounts that Netflix has paid lately in this type of contracts …