Initially considering ending his own life, he instead develops a new lease on life when he decides to live out the rest of his days doing and saying whatever he likes.
While a fourth season now seems unlikely, there may still be a possibility for Gervais to return to the series for those who have been following his career thus far.
His earlier BBC series The Office and Extras came to an end after just two series, though he and writing partner Stephen Merchant resurrected them both for Christmas specials.
Gervais may well decide one more extended episode is needed to wrap up Tony’s story, but for now he’s remained adamant the next outing will be the last we’ll see of After Life.
After Life seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix.