MX23RW : Wednesday, May 25 03:48:28| >> :600:10924320:10924320:

Ricky Gervais explains character absence in After Life season three

Ricky Gervais explains character absence in After Life season three
© Netflix
Ricky Gervais explains why Mandeep Dhillon was absent from the third season of After Life.

Ricky Gervais has said that conflicting work commitments meant that Mandeep Dhillon was unable to take part in After Life season three.

The actress played Sandy, intern for Gervais's character Tony, in the first two seasons of the dark comedy but in the final season she was revealed to have moved on.

"​​We tried to make it work with Mandeep," Gervais told the Radio Times. "So did she, but she had a contract with this thing in America and it got closer and she just couldn't do it. Because of COVID, she had to go early.

"And that's fine. These things happen all the time. You can't get angry about it, so you rewrite it and I hope it still turns out great.

"You let all the other things fill the gap. There's too much anyway. All the episodes come in at 45 minutes [initially]. I've always got to cut 15 minutes, so you've just got to roll with it, whether people can do it or not."

The third - and supposedly final - season of After Life launched on Netflix last Friday.

ID:475595:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect2120:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.

Click here for more stories about Ricky Gervais

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes on January 10, 2020
Read Next:
Ricky Gervais joins cast of German comedy series

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Wednesday, May 25

Coronation Street: ITV, 8pm
Tyrone and Phill wrestle for Fiz, while Summer endangers her health again

The Simple Life: Trace Vault, from 8pm
Paris and Nicole get jobs at a sheriff's office... WIDE EYES EMOJI

Cathy Come Home: BBC Four, 10pm
Affecting 1960s one-off about a couple and their kids who become trapped in debt and poverty

EastEnders: BBC One, 7.30pm
Ben's still in his shell about what happened with Lewis, risking his relationship with Callum