Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker Is Making a Netflix Mockumentary Comedy Special, “Death to 2020”
Without question, 2020 has been one of the worst years that anyone alive has been living. It will very likely be the worst year that many of us (who have many years of living ahead of them) will have lived through in our lifetime. COVID-19, Trump, climate change, and the uprisings from systemic/racial/misogynistic/classist/transphobic oppression have made 2020 a terribly tragic year on a historic level.
With that in mind, master of dystopia Charlie Brooker, creator of Black Mirror, is going to do a very special mockumentary style comedy special dedicated to how especially awful this year has been. Brooker is very aptly calling it Death to 2020.
Outside of it being a mockumentary Netflix “comedy event” and the cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Tracey Ullman, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan, Cristin Milioti, and Joe Keery, there’s not very many other details to be had at this time as you can see in this teaser here.
As far as 2020 goes, it makes total sense that someone who is responsible for giving you nightmares about robotic dogs hunting humans to extinction would be doing a comedy special about this year.