Netflix has announced the release date for the highly-anticipated third series of Ricky Gervais' After Life.

The comedian updated fans in September that all episodes were filmed and edited, leaving fans wondering when they could expect it back on screens. 

The show will be returning to the streaming service on January 14 2022.

Netflix tweeted on Tuesday December 14: "Ricky Gervais, Brandy the dog, and After Life return for one final season on 14 January."

It also shared some preview pictures of the series, confirming the return of Kath, played by Diane Morgan.

Gervais has confirmed that this would be the last after the series was an immediate hit with fans when it was released in 2019. 

The show won Best Comedy at the 2021 National Television Awards.