After Life – Netflix
In After Life, Gervais plays Tony, a devastated widower who vows to punish the world for his wife’s death by saying and doing whatever he wants.
“He’s a good guy trying to be a psychopath because he’s hurt,” explains Gervais, who also writes and directs After Life. “It’s like a superpower. But of course it doesn’t go as planned”.
Bearing the brunt are Tony’s friends and relatives, played by Penelope Wilton, Ashley Jensen, Diane ‘Philomena Cunk’ Morgan and David Bradley. If After Life’s six 30-minute episodes leave you craving more Gervais, stick around on Netﬂix for his 2018 stand-up special Humanity and 2016 ﬁlm Special Correspondents, plus old favourites The Oﬃce, Extras and the heart-warming Derek.
Turn Up Charlie – Netflix
We never need much persuading to tune in for Idris, who plays a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor who reluctantly becomes a “manny” to his famous best friend’s delinquent daughter in the new eight-part show.
Turn Up Charlie is Elba’s second sitcom after the autobiographical In the Long Run, which you can stream via Now TV.
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy – Netflix
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy began in 2003 on cable TV , playing with the stereotype of gay men being experts at fashion and grooming.
More than 100 episodes later, it’s an Emmy-winning emotional rollercoaster that’s changed lives.
Netﬂix rebooted it in 2018, and now a third Netﬂix season with the Fab Five – Bobby, Karamo, Tan, Antoni and Jonathan – is upon us.