This year has already felt like an episode of “Black Mirror,” so why not get the creator of that “we’re all fucked” series to come tell the story of 2020 in a way only he can? Well, that’s what he did for Netflix in the upcoming mockumentary, “Death to 2020.”
As seen in the teaser for “Death to 2020,” Charlie Brooker, along with his co-creator and producing partner, Annabel Jones, has created a fake documentary featuring some of the best actors on the planet telling the story of one of the worst years in recent memory. And judging by the footage, it’s clear that Brooker and Jones have their sights set on everyone from politicians to tech giants to Millenials to soccer moms. It looks pretty hilarious.
The mockumentary stars Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Lisa Kudrow, Diane Morgan, Leslie Jones, Cristin Milioti, Joe Keery, and Laurence Fishburne. As mentioned, the film is created and produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. Al Campbell and Alice Mathias are the directors of the film.
“Death to 2020” arrives on Netflix on December 27. You can watch the teaser trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis and character descriptions:
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 a chorus of narration from some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage spanning the past 12 months.
Samuel L. Jackson as “Dash Bracket” – Reporter, New Yorkerly News
Hugh Grant as “Tennyson Foss” – Professor of History
Kumail Nanjiani as “Bark Multiverse” – CEO, Shreekr
Tracey Ullman as “Queen Elizabeth II” – Monarch and Figurehead
Samson Kayo as “Pyrex Flask” – Scientist
Lisa Kudrow as “Jeanetta Grace Susan” – Non-Official Spokesperson
Diane Morgan as “Gemma Nerrick” – Average Citizen
Leslie Jones as “Dr. Maggie Gravel” – Behavioral Therapist
Cristin Milioti as “Kathy Flowers” – Soccer Mom
Joe Keery as “Duke Goolies” – Gig Economy Millennial
Laurence Fishburne as “Narrator”