This year has been a colossal cluster-f**k. Dumpster-Fire, Calamitous, Catastrophic, Devastating, Ruinous, Harrowing, Ghastly – These are some of the words that come to mind when we think about 2020. It’s been a bad time to be around. And people are fed up. These feelings of frustration are genuine and Netflix came up with an innovative solution to channel this outrage. The Black Mirror Team has revealed the Death To 2020 Netflix Special. And boy does it gorgeously sum up 2020.
The final line in the trailer alone makes it worth the wait. Netflix has teamed up with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the creators of the dark sci-fi series Black Mirror, to create the Death To 2020 comedy special. In a nutshell, this comedy special will feature multiple high profile celebrities. Each celebrity will be playing fictional characters that would mock the endgame that was 2020.
On a recent interview with EW, Charlie Brooker was quoted saying:
“Those who only know me through Black Mirror may not realize that when not writing speculative sci-fi about people frowning at smartphones, I’ve spent years making comedy shows in the U.K. — including many topical comedy specials,” Brooker said. “So to me, Death to 2020 feels like the collision of several different strands. (Do strands ‘collide’? No. Apologies.) But the approach for this is quite different to most of the topical comedy I’ve done in the past. For one thing, I’m not on screen presenting it — a relief for anyone watching in 4K — and it’s more character-based. In the loneliest year on record, I got to work (remotely) with writers and team members from my previous comedies, as well as many sickeningly talented people who were new to me.”
He continues to add:
“Death to 2020 features fictional characters discussing real events in a bombastic mockumentary, but quite a bit sillier than that makes it sound. It felt like an apt format for Netflix, which is known for high-end documentaries, but also like a good opportunity to create a different kind of comedy special that deals with the year head-on while also showcasing some brilliant performers. I don’t love the word ‘satire,’ but there’s some of that here, alongside some angry jokes, and some goofy jokes. And hopefully, viewers will find at least one joke to their liking — because let’s face it, in 2020, any laugh you can emit, no matter how fleeting, is a small but precious victory.”
The celebrity actors who will be a part of the comedy special Death To 2020 are Samuel L Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Hugh Grant, Joe Keery, Laurence Fishburne, Leslie Jones, and Cristin Milioti. The show will be an example of dead-pan satire with an obvious 2020 theme. If you hated 2020 and are glad its coming to kumailan end, this Netflix Special will help you get on board the 2020 farewell party. Whether it will be a laughter riot or a bawl train is still as good as anybody’s guess. But for now, let’s jump in and give this one a go. We got nothing to lose.
2020 – it’s time to say sayonara sucker!!