‘Death to 2020’ Trailer: ‘Black Mirror’ Creators Return to Netflix and Critique Our Year from Hell
As for the years, 2020 was a pretty bad year. Fortunately, the makers of “Black Mirror”, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, agree with this feeling and, thanks to their new Netflix project “Death to 2020”, have put together a comedic farewell for the past 12 months.
According to Netflix, the synopsis for “death by 2020” is: “2020: One year, so [insert adjective of choice here], even the makers of 'Black Mirror' couldn't invent it ... but that doesn't mean they won't I have nothing to add. "Death to 2020" is a comedy event that tells the story of the terrible year that was - and maybe still is? This groundbreaking documentary special combines some of the (fictional) best-known voices in the world with real archive material from the past 12 months. "
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Netflix has named "Death to 2020" "the cathartic comedy event you will never forget," and the project has a memorable cast: "Death to 2020" will feature well-known talent from Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Grant, among others to Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan, Cristin Milioti, and Joe Keery. Brooker and Jones are serving as executive producers and Alison Marlow as producers.
Grant referred to the Netflix project in a recent interview, which focused on his work on HBO's recently released "The Undoing". where he stated he would portray a historian (with a fancy wig) discussing how disgusting 2020 has been.
"Charlie Brooker wrote a mockumentary about 2020. It's for Netflix," Grant said. “Actually, I'm pretty gross! And you'll like my wig.” Anyone who's seen The Undoing, the HBO miniseries starring Nicole Kidman that ended on Sunday, will find Grant a thing or two about it knows to be repulsive. "
For Brooker and Jones, the duo's “Black Mirror” has become one of Netflix's standout titles. The British show began streaming on Netflix in 2016 and released its fifth season of three episodes in 2019. Booker argued in an interview in May 2020 that the state of the real world was too bleak for a sixth season of Black Mirror, but realized he thought there was no stomach for "stories of falling apart societies," he was eager to rethink his "comic book skills" and make himself laugh.
Check out the trailer for "Death to 2020":
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