After Life returns for its third and final series on Netflix, with creator Ricky Gervais saying he is "gutted" to see it coming to an end.

Gervais will return as Tony Johnson, who will continue to attempt to move on from the death of his wife Lisa.

There are expected to be six episodes in this series like the previous two before it.

Speaking on the show Gervais said: “I never knew I’d do a third series.

“I said to Netflix, ‘I’ll do one if the second series goes down a storm’, and I kept to that.

“I fell in love with this. And, secretly, for the first time ever, I did want to do a third, and I’m gutted that I’m not doing a fourth, really. But it’s the right decision."

When will After Life series 3 be on Netflix?

All episodes of the third series of After Life will be on Netflix at 8am on Friday, January 14.

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After Life series 3 full cast

Ricky Gervais as Tony Johnson

Ashley Jensen as Emma

Mandeep Dhillon as Sandy

Diane Morgan as Kath

Kerry Godliman as Lisa Johnson

Tom Basden as Matt

Tony Way as Lenny

Penelope Wilton as Anne

Michelle Greenidge as Valerie

Roisin Conaty as Roxy

Joe Wilkinson as Pat

Jo Hartley as June