Death to 2020: Black Mirror Creator Teases New Netflix Mockumentary
After more than a year since Black Mirror debuted its 3-episode fifth season, Emmy-winning creator Charlie Brooker has finally set up his next collaboration with Netflix as he officially confirms his upcoming mockumentary titled Death to 2020 in a newly released teaser which you can check out below!
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) December 3, 2020
We first heard of the project when Golden Globe winner Hugh Grant recently confirmed with Vulture that he has signed on to star in Booker’s new mockumentary which would center around the events of 2020. Further details about the Netflix project’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps but Grant did tease that his character will be a historian with a nice wig.
“Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020,” Grant said. “It’s for Netflix, and I am a historian who’s being interviewed about the year. I’m pretty repellent, actually! And you’ll like my wig.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many people have actually described the world’s current situation as another episode of Black Mirror. That’s why it’s interesting to see which of this year’s crazy events Brooker decided to adapt to screen.
Grant is best known for his roles in romantic comedy films such as Roger Mitchell’s Notting Hill opposite Julia Roberts, the Christmas-themed movie Love Actually, and award-winning film Four Weddings and a Funeral starring alongside Andie MacDowell and Rowan Atkinson. He was most recently seen in Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen and HBO’s limited series The Undoing starring alongside Nicole Kidman.