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.

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.

You can watch the trailer below, and stream Death to 2020 now on Netflix.

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