From the creators of Black Mirror comes Death to 2020 – a Netflix Comedy Event that you’ll never forget. A comedic look at the year we all want to end through the eyes of the worst-informed commentators you’ll ever meet. Watch the teaser below:
“2020: A year so [insert adjective of choice here], even the creators of Black Mirror couldn’t make it up… but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a little something to add. Death To 2020 is a comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was — and perhaps still is? This landmark documentary-style special weaves together some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage spanning the past 12 months.”
Pulp Fiction’s Samuel L. Jackson, Friends star Lisa Kudrow, and Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones will be among those casting an eye over 2020 in character. Stranger Things star Joe Keery, Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, Golden Globe-winner Tracey Ullman, How I Met Your Mother actress Cristin Milioti, and Truth Seekers star Samson Kayo will also feature.
British comedian and actress Diane Morgan has also signed up for the project, although sadly for her fans, she will not be playing Philomena Cunk, a character who remarks inanely on TV moments and topical events in Brooker’s darkly comic Wipe franchise for the BBC.
Having said that, Death To 2020 sounds like a supersizing of this element of the Wipe shows, in which fictional talking heads pass comment on the year to cathartic effect. In fact, Al Campbell — who has long collaborated with Brooker as the talking head character Barry Shitpeas — is directing the Netflix special. Alice Mathias is also directing.