“Even the creators of Black Mirror couldn’t make this year up.”
Yep, this year has been its own real-life Black Mirror episode across the world. The hit show, which is currently on Netflix, already has 22 episodes and a feature-length film satirising potential dystopian futures. But in this case, the source material has, quite naturally, been provided by this rather scary year. (Scarier than any of the show’s existing episodes, and that’s saying something.) [Featured image: Netflix]
Earlier in the month, creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones treated us with a sneak peek at what they were putting together, Death To 2020 — a satirical nod to an unprecedented era. However, much of what the film included was kept under wraps except for the star-studded cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman, Samuel Kayo, Leslie Jones, Joe Keery, and many more.
But that’s all changed now that the official Netflix trailer has dropped.
The documentary-style comedy special utilises archival footage shot in the past twelve months and this star-studded cast, we find out, play a series of fictitious characters narrating their thoughts and opinions on the events that have transpired. They play experts, politicians, royalty and, for good measure, the average-joe as well. What they will say is anyone’s guess because this year has seen and heard some weird shit already.
Netflix is describing Death to 2020 as a ”comedy event that you’ll never forget”, not unlike the year we’re still living. It’s due to be released worldwide on Sunday, December 27 – in other words, a mere four days before the actual death of 2020. Bring it on!