Netflix debuts trailer for 'Death to 2020' from the creators of 'Black Mirror'

Netflix debuts trailer for 'Death to 2020' from the creators of 'Black Mirror'

- By Ramon Gonzales

Assembling the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Leslie Jones, Kumail Nanjiani, and many more, the mockumentary aim to find some humor in a loopback at a year that was anything but funny.

"I would say it was a train wreck and shit show but that would be unfair to trains and shit."

Comedian Leslie Jones punctuates the recent trailer for the comedy special from Netflix, Death to 2020 with a pretty accurate assessment of the single shittiest year in recent memory.

The special is scheduled to begin streaming on December 27th and offers a collection of big name actors and actresses playing fictional characters and offering their reactions to the events of 2020. The special was executive produced by Black Mirror's Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. booker,

Among the ensemble cast includes the likes of the previously mentioned Leslie Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Joe Keery of Stranger Things, Tracey Ullman, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Samson Kayo, Diane Morgan, and Cristin Milioti.

"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 UK - including many topical comedy specials," shared Charlie Brooker.

"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."
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