I really rather not relive 2020 in all its fucking atrocious stupidity, but Netflix just released the trailer for Death to 2020 and it has Samuel L. Jackson in it. So fine, I’ll watch it.
Death to 2020, for those unfamiliar, is a mockumentary from Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. In the past, Brooker said 2020 was too dire to release a new season of Black Mirror – one of the most grim dramas out there – but that doesn’t mean he and Jones have nothing to add.
The mockumentary is a comedy event that tells the story of this horrible, heinous year. It weaves together a chorus of narration from some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage from the past 12 months.
By the looks of it, the film will cover the bushfires, the pandemic, the global Black Lives Matter protests, Trump, and an interview with Queen Elizabeth II (not really).
The film boasts an absolutely stacked cast with Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan, Cristin Milioti, and Joe Keery joining Jackson.
Kudrow, known for playing the weird as hell but very sweet Phoebe Buffay on Friends, stars as some conservative politician in Death to 2020. I hate how well she pulls off the look.
At the very end of the trailer, Diane Morgan’s character asks her interviewer, “Will this be on Quibi?” because Netflix has no fucking chill.
RIP Quibi, gone but never forgotten.
Anyway, Death to 2020 hits Netflix December 27, which is quite close actually. With how things are going in Sydney right now, I would not be surprised if I end up at home, drunk, with this on in the background.
Oh, if this has suddenly put you in the mood for some more doom content, you can find all current season of Black Mirror on Netflix now. If that’s not enough for you, you can lose your mind trying to figure out the interactive Black Mirror: Bandersnatch film.
This is neither here nor there, but the general vibe of Bandersnatch is quite unsettling and I had to stop playing (?) it because it made me nauseous.
Thank you, Brooker and Jones.