This year has been filled with disagreements and challenges but if there is one thing we can all collectively agree on, it’s that 2020 has been a complete trainwreck. Pandemics, protests, Brexit and climate disasters all coalescing simultaneously – it’s all seemed like something straight out of a Black Mirror episode. And while the creators of the cult show have said themselves that they couldn’t make this year up, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a little something to add. Netflix’s Death to 2020 is a comedy event that tells the story of how unexpected the year has been and weaves together a chorus of narration from some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage from the past year.
The mockumentary boasts an all-star cast with Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Lisa Kudrow, Stranger Things‘ Joe Keery, How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Milioti and Laurence Fishburne, and is set the be the cathartic comedy event to round-up an eventful year.
Executive produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, Brooker has said, “Those who only know me through Black Mirror may not realise that when not writing speculative sci-fi about people frowning at smartphones, I’ve spent years making comedy shows in the UK – including many topical comedy specials. So to me, Death to 2020 feels like the collision of several different strands. But the approach for this is quite different to most of the topical comedy I’ve done in the past. For one thing I’m not on screen presenting it – a relief for anyone watching in 4K – and it’s more character-based. In the loneliest year on record, I got to work (remotely) with writers and team members from my previous comedies, as well as many sickeningly talented people who were new to me.”
Check out the trailer below…