Viewers are absolutely bawling their eyes out watching Ricky Gervais' new Netflix series 7 months ago

Viewers are absolutely bawling their eyes out watching Ricky Gervais' new Netflix series

The new show was added this weekend.

Ricky Gervais' first new show Derek ended in 2014, Afterlife sees him writing, directing, and starring every episode of the new show.

The story focuses on Tony (Gervais), a nice guy who turns sour when his wife dies unexpectedly. Instead of dealing with her passing in a way most folk might consider to be "normal", Tony turns her death into a reason to do and say whatever he feels like, every single day.

If life ends, and death is inevitable, then what does any of it matter? Why not live your life exactly the way you'd want to? These are the questions that Tony asks himself as he swears at children and is openly hateful towards pretty much everyone and anyone he crosses paths with.

While the show itself has scored only middling reviews - 57% on Metacritic at the time of writing - the audience reaction is mostly been quite different, with the majority of viewers commenting on just how much the show is making them cry their eyes out:

Check out the trailer for the series right below.

All six episodes are available to watch on Netflix right now.

Clip via Netflix UK & Ireland