After Life Season 2 filming locations: where in Beaconsfield and Hemel Hempstead is Ricky Gervais’ dark Netflix comedy filmed
The second season of Ricky Gervais' surprisingly heartfelt grief comedy After Life arrived on Netflix in April
The second series of the Netflix show once again follows journalist Tony (played by Gervais), who is suicidal following the death of his wife, Lisa (Kerry Godliman).
In Season 2, we see Tony decide to try and become a better friend and colleague.
He realises that everyone is grappling with their own problems - especially after learning the Tambury Gazette, where he works, faces possible closure - but he's still really struggling with grief.
Despite its heavy subject matter, After Life is far from being nihilistic or pessimistic about the world; it’s almost sunnily optimistic.
The small-town setting - with its close-knit community of quirky local residents - plays as much of a role in the show as any of the actors on screen.
But just where is that?
Here's everything you need to know:
Where was After Life Season 2 filmed?
After Life is set in the small town of Tambury. But bad news for any fans who are looking to visit the settlement for themselves - it doesn't exist.
Instead, what you see on screen is actually an amalgamation of locations in Hampstead, Hemel Hempstead, Beaconsfield, and Camber Sands in East Sussex.
The Tambury Gazette’s fictional offices are located in the centre of Hemel Hempstead - specifically at 48 High Street, according to the Radio Times.
The street on which Tony lives with his dog Brandy is located in Vale of Health, a small hamlet in Hampstead in London - far from the semi-rural spot it's trying to play.
And the care home where Tony's ailing father resides is actually the Old Town Registration Office in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire.
When filming for Season 1 took place over the summer of 2018, Michele Elliot, owner of the House of Elliot in Hemel Old Town, said at the time: “It is really flattering that they would film up here.
“They used the outside of my store and the film crew were lovely," she told Hemel Today. Michele even got a photo with the star and says he was really down to earth.
She said: “The filming didn’t affect my business and gave Old Town great publicity.”
Filming for Season 2 of the show reportedly began in September 2019.
Who else is in the cast?
Gervais has surrounded himself with considerable comic talent once again in Season 2.
Diane Morgan is cast against type as the office hippie, Ashley Jensen plays the nurse Tony fancies and Joe Wilkinson is the oddball postman.
Roisin Conaty plays the local sex worker.while Paul Kaye is an unconventional psychotherapist, and Penelope Wilton the bereaved widow with whom Tony shares a graveyard bench.
When can I watch it?
After Life Season 2 is available to stream in full on Netflix now.
If you need to catch up on the first series, Season 1 is also available in full on Netflix.