Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is hoping to bring another television series to life — or rather, the Afterlife.

The creator of The Office has joined forces with Clyde Phillips, previously the showrunner on Dexter, to write a pilot about an atheist who dies and goes to heaven, Entertainment Weekly reports.

HBO to air new Ricky Gervais series Life's Too Short in 2012

The pilot, which will film in early 2012, would feature a cameo by Gervais.

Though the show is not attached to a network yet, we'd put our money on it being picked up by HBO since Gervais has a longstanding history with the cable network, which is home to The Ricky Gervais Show, Extras and his upcoming series Life's Too Short.