The first official trailer for the Netflix mockumentary Death to 2020 was released. Death to 2020 is written, directed and produced by Charlie Brooker, who is best known for co-creating and serving as the showrunner for the hit science fiction drama anthology series Black Mirror. It will be produced under the production company Broke and Bones, which was founded by Brooker and his longtime collaborator Annabel Jones. Death to 2020 makes fun of the continuous string of horrible events that occurred during the year, tackling subjects such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the incompetence of President Donald Trump and his administration and other terrible topics.

The trailer to Death to 2020 opens with Samuel L. Jackson’s character walking into an interview and sitting down before asking what they wanted to talk about. A visual card of the word 2020 is shown as the narrator voiced by Laurence Fishburne begins to speak. The trailer shows brief shots of the fires in Australia, COVID-19 and the protests of George Floyd’s murder. The narrator labels 2020 as “a year whose story couldn’t be told until now because it was still happening.” Jackson’s character then demands that his footage not be used as a casual introductory shot, as that would be demeaning. Hugh Grant’s character is next shown putting down a glass of alcohol, with him worriedly making sure that it won’t be seen in the frame with him. Brief shots of the other cast members are soon shown as they prepare to be “interviewed” such as Lisa Kudrow as a Republican spokeswoman and Tracey Ullman as Queen Elizabeth II.

The narrator states that this documentary will be the definitive story of the most historic year in history. After the main cast is shown to the audience, the narrator introduces the documentary’s topic of 2020. Towards the end of the trailer, Leslie Jones’ character says that she could call the year a train wreck and a shit show, but that would be “unfair to trains and shit.” After the title card appears, Diane Morgan’s character asks if the documentary will be on the streaming service Quibi, which is a reference to how Quibi was shut down not long after it became a streaming service.

The highly anticipated mockumentary Death to 2020 can be viewed on Netflix now.

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