News: Advance Screening Of After Life Season 2 Plus Ricky Gervais Q&A

The BFI on London's South Bank is to screen two episodes of the second series of Ricky Gervais' acclaimed comedy drama After Life in advance of the programme premiering on Netflix.

The screenings will take place on Sunday, April 19 at 7.15pm. The show streams on Netflix from April 24.

The second series picks up on Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. Still struggling with immense grief, Tony is trying his hardest to become a better friend to those around him. It once again also stars Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Paul Way, Mandeep Dhillon, Roisin Conaty, Joe Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, David Earl, David Bradley and Diane Morgan.

After the two episodes there will be a live discussion with creator, director and star of the series, Ricky Gervais.

Tickets £25, concs £20 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

Tickets on sale to BFI Champions and Patrons Mon 2 Mar 11:30, to BFI Members Tue 3 Mar 11:30, Radio Times readers on Wed 4 March 11:30 and to the public Tue 10 Mar 11:30 here.

The screening is part of the BFI and Radio Times TV Festival which runs from April 17 - 19. Others taking part in talks and screenings include Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan, Mo Gilligan, Sir Lenny Henry, the stars of The Mash Report and The Goodies. Full details here.

Ricky Gervais is also touring the UK with his latest show Super Nature. Buy tickets here.

Picture: Ray Burmiston/Netflix

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