The show will follow an atheist who dies and ends up -- oh-so ironically -- in heaven. Surprisingly, the show will not star the famously atheist Gervais, but instead will reserve its creator for a cameo. Between Gervais' dark, blunt sense of humor and Phillips' affinity for the more dastardly side of life, Afterlife has heaps of potential. The duo are working on writing the pilot now with plans to start filming in early 2012.
Until we've got something to look at, here's a taste of Gervais' ideas on atheism to give you an idea of the direction he's probably headed: