Death To 2020: the trailer for Charlie Brooker’s dystopian Netflix special has landed

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Here’s everything we know about Charlie Brooker’s highly-anticipated Netflix special, Death To 2020.

Since 2013, satirist Charlie Brooker has shared an annual episode for his Wipe series on events that have taken place around the world each year. 

The Black Mirror creator is an expert in poking fun at politicians, nailing absurd human behaviours and ridiculing celebrity culture. But underneath the laughs, Brooker’s Wipes also give some much-needed perspective to the many crazy things that happen in modern society. 

Clearly, 2020 is one hell of a year for Brooker to dissect, but – thanks to his obsession with dystopian worlds, like the real-life one we currently seem to be living in – he’s risen up to the challenge.

Brooker already kicked things off prematurely in May with his Antiviral Wipe, which took a look at the pandemic and life in lockdown. But we all know how much more has happened since then. That’s why he’s rounding off the year with a Netflix special, Death To 2020, which will take a similar mockumentary format to the Wipes series.

Watch the trailer for Death To 2020

As you can see, it boasts a very cool cast which includes Lisa Kudrow, Tracey Ullman, Samuel L Jackson and Hugh Grant. It also features some of Brooker’s longtime collaborators, such as comedian Diane Morgan. They’ll be playing a mix of fictional characters and some of the key figures that have made headlines in 2020. 

It. Looks. Great. And we’ll be tuning in when it lands on 27 December.

Originally reported in Novemeber:

While speaking to Vulture about his current role in HBO series The Undoing, Hugh Grant revealed that he is working with Brooker on recording a Netflix special.

“I’m doing a thing tomorrow, actually,” he teased. “Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020. It’s for Netflix, and I am a historian who’s being interviewed about the year.”

He added:  “I’m pretty repellent, actually! And you’ll like my wig.”

We cannot wait to see the episode and, as our usual New Year plans are very much cancelled this year, it will be the perfect way to end 2020.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…