Netflix recently released a trailer video of the Death to 2020. The trailer is making the audience curious if the web series is a new Black Mirror movie.
The creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s upcoming mockumentary web series Death to 2020, is Netflix’s original project. The show is intended to mock one of the worst years for the whole world, 2020, by highlighting the event of the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is scheduled to be released on 27 December 2020.
Death to 2020 stars an amazing cast, including Samuel L. Jackson as a reporter, Hugh Grant as a historian, Lisa Kudrow as a conservative spokesperson, Leslie Jones as a behavioral psychologist, Joe Keery as a gig economy millennial, and Kumail Nanjiani as a CEO of a technology company.
Fans are comparing the trailer of the upcoming series with the show Black Mirror, which highlights the topics of the relation between technology and humanity. Black Mirror was initially released on Channel 4, and Netflix later purchased the rights to the show. Hence Death to 2020 might seem like a new Black Mirror sequel, but it is not related to the same franchise.
The trailer of the series starts with a voiceover and L. Jackson is featured on screen as the interviewing reporter. The voiceover narrates the highlight of the series as “2020, a year whose story could not be told UNTIL NOW. Because it was still happening.” Jackson is portraying himself, while Hugh Grant is in the character of a scholarly gentleman in a library.
The narration started as “With unprecedented access to experts, politicos, monarchs, and average citizens…” And with each word, it introduces the characters of the show. The narrator then continues to say, “This is the definitive story of the most historic year in history.”
The trailer of the show reveals that the production is from the Black Mirror creators, Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker. During an interview, Brooker shared that the production of the sixth season of Black Mirror is on hold due to the current uncertain situation. He also said that he wants to explore the comic skill set that highlights the year 2020. Netflix is also promoting the project as an “original comedy event.”
While talking with the Digital Spy, the director shared that Black Mirror is a tone and a flavor. They have a fair internal rule about what is and isn’t right for the narrative of Black Mirror. The show Death to 2020 has already created much speculation around it and audiences are eager to watch the series.