Ricky Gervais has confirmed that production has wrapped on the third season of his Netflix series “After Life,” following a seven-week shoot.
The actor and writer tweeted “Day 35 on #AfterLife3 And that’s a wrap” alongside an emoji of two champagne glasses clinking. He also included a photograph of himself walking through a bucolic forest landscape with his canine companion Brandy (played by a female German Shepherd called Anti.)
The actor was spotted filming last week in a village in Hertfordshire, according to a local newspaper. He has also shared almost daily updates from the shoot on Twitter over the past two months.
Production of “After Life” was rocked last week when allegations emerged against Charlie Hanson, the show’s producer. Netflix removed the executive — a long-time collaborator of Gervais’ who has produced a number of his series and movies — from the production. He is accused of sexual misconduct by 11 women.
“I am shocked and appalled to learn of the historical allegations made by a number of women against Charlie Hanson,” Gervais said in a statement on May 29. “The decision was made to immediately remove him from production and I am confident the matter is being handled thoroughly.”
Hanson denies all the allegations against him.
It’s unclear whether Netflix wrapped the shoot early due to the scandal. Production began mid-April and online commentary has indicated that it was a seven-week shoot. Variety has reached out to Netflix for clarity.
It’s also not immediately clear whether Hanson’s removal from the project will result in any delays to its release. Hanson has had an extensive working relationship with Gervais, having worked together on “Extras,” “Life’s Too Short” and “Derek,” as well as all three seasons of After Life.
Netflix has not yet confirmed a release date for season 3.