As we inch closer to 2021 and hopefully closer to the end of this pandemic, the creators of Black Mirror; Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones are giving us a way to laugh at everything that’s happened this year with Death to 2020 – their latest release under their Broke and Bones production company as a Netflix original production, as produced by Alison Marlow; following Netflix’s investment in the company in a landmark deal that gives the streamer exclusivity over Brooker and Jones’ new shows.
Because like I said, we all need a good laugh; at least as a distraction, given the tough times of the pandemic we are facing as the world at large.
Netflix dropped a teaser for the program on Monday, describing it as “The comedy event you’ll never forget from the year you *really* don’t want to remember. ‘Death to 2020’ — from the makers of ‘Black Mirror’ — coming soon.”
A year whose story couldn't be told until now. Because it was still happening. Death to 2020 – from the creators of Black Mirror – 27 December. pic.twitter.com/XoZzPlS9E9
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) December 21, 2020
Here’s the logline: “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.”
The special is intended to It is planned for release on Netflix on 27 December 2020. From the look of the trailer, the mockumentary’s hilarious colorful casts characters from a variety of backgrounds all find themselves the subjects of a documentary about this year. Glimpses of Kayo as a lab tech, Grant as a historian, Jackson as a very unamused reporter, Kudrow as a conservative politician, and Ullman as Queen Elizabeth II are among the highlights of the trailer. Every character will bring a different perspective to this year as the documentary style of the special allows for sharp, satirical, occasionally off-the-cuff takes on this year to come through.
The 1Hour and 10Minutes watch time special promises to recap the absolute chaos and disaster of 2020; while mocking the state of the year 2020 highlighted by events of the COVID-19 pandemic, among other topics.
Death to 2020 premieres on Netflix on Sunday, December 27. Watch the official trailer below.