Netflix and Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror creator, released a mockumentary earlier this morning titled “Death to 2020”.
Black Mirror has been a series since 2011. It aired on Channel 4, until Netflix took over in 2016. Each episode hints to technology and socio-political issues.
It is sometimes set in a dystopian future, which is imaginable but not our reality. Many people have commented on how this year has felt like an episode of Black Mirror.
What if….this year is just the latest interactive season of Black Mirror lol— Carolina Hechart (@carohechart) December 26, 2020
…..but really tho
Black Mirror created a Christmas Special in 2014 titled, “White Christmas” and released their first interactive film “Bandersnatch” in 2018.
Today, “Death to 2020” has been released, a Black Mirror special reportedly intending to mock the state of this year, highlighted by events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The tags on Netflix are “deadpan, cynical and mockumentary“.
Despite the star-studded cast featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Hugh Grant, Kumail Nanjiani and others, there has been very mixed reviews so far.
oof, death to 2020 suuuckkkksssss— Ed Cumming (@edcumming) December 27, 2020
Death to 2020 did Hugh Grant a dirty by making him look like the Colonel and I shan't watch it! pic.twitter.com/nWts8e4k20— Feral Fawcett (@Lasagne_For_One) December 26, 2020
Death to 2020 is now on Netflix. It's good. Like, really good pic.twitter.com/CH1wrhhWgg— Angelo Irving (he/him) (@Angelo3000k) December 27, 2020
You can watch the trailer below, and stream Death to 2020 now on Netflix.
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