This year has sucked. There’s just no getting around it. But 2020 can at least end with a few laughs at its own expense. Death to 2020 is a mockumentary by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, co-creators of Black Mirror, which puts them in the perfect position since this year has basically been like one of their episodes.
Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Lisa Kudrow, Diane Morgan, Leslie Jones, Cristin Milioti, Joe Keery, and Laurence Fishburne star in Death to 2020, which aims to take on everything and everyone who made this year the worst ever. The film is directed by Al Campbell and Alice Mathias.
Death to 2020 hits Netflix on December 27th.
2020: A year so [insert adjective of choice here], even the creators of Black Mirror couldn’t make it up… but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a little something to add. Death to 2020 is a comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was — and perhaps still is? This landmark documentary-style special weaves together a chorus of narration from some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage spanning the past 12 months.
Samuel L. Jackson as “Dash Bracket” – Reporter, New Yorkerly News
Hugh Grant as “Tennyson Foss” – Professor of History
Kumail Nanjiani as “Bark Multiverse” – CEO, Shreekr
Tracey Ullman as “Queen Elizabeth II” – Monarch and Figurehead
Samson Kayo as “Pyrex Flask” – Scientist
Lisa Kudrow as “Jeanetta Grace Susan” – Non-Official Spokesperson
Diane Morgan as “Gemma Nerrick” – Average Citizen
Leslie Jones as “Dr. Maggie Gravel” – Behavioral Therapist
Cristin Milioti as “Kathy Flowers” – Soccer Mom
Joe Keery as “Duke Goolies” – Gig Economy Millennial
Laurence Fishburne as “Narrator”