Charlie Brooker and co-exec producer Annabel Jones, the minds behind Black Mirror are releasing an irreverent look back on the unprecedented year that changed us all with a brand new, one-off mockumentary called “Death to 2020” that debuted on Netflix this Sunday.
The official Netflix synopsis explains that the mockumentary is described as “a comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was — and perhaps it still is”. This landmark documentary-style special weaves together a chorus of narration from some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage spanning the past 12 months.”
“Death to 2020” has a stellar cast as Samuel L Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman and Diane Morgan playing important roles. Co-creator Charlie Brooker adds: “Death to 2020 features fictional characters discussing real events in a bombastic mockumentary, but quite a bit sillier than that makes it sound. It felt like an apt format for Netflix, which is known for high-end documentaries, but also like a good opportunity to create a different kind of comedy special that deals with the year head-on while also showcasing some brilliant performers.”
Check out the official trailer: