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A NETFLIX MOCKUMENTARY ABOUT 2020? OH, OK THEN

Too soon?

09.12.2020

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THE PLOT

Netflix describes its new series Death to 2020 as a "comedy event". Shot in documentary style from a satiric point of view, it tells the story of the global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the US Presidential election. According to Netflix, it “weaves together some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage spanning the past 12 months”.

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WHO STARS IN IT?

Hugh Grant plays the part of a historian and researcher, who tries to make sense of 2020 and is interviewed as an expert. He's joined by Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones, Cristin Milioti, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman and Joe Kerry who appear as talking heads, or as Netflix describes them “the worst-informed commentators you'll ever meet”.

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FOR FANS OF…

Black Mirror, because Netflix has joined forces with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. From Brooker, who's also known for the BBC's dark comedy series Weekly Wipe and Annual Wipe, you can expect some excellent jokes about the “year we all want to end”, all spliced with archival footage.

WHEN CAN I WATCH IT?

The release date is yet to be announced, but Netflix has promised it'll be before the end of the year. Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer below.

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