One of the most accurate accounts of 2020
The creators of “Black Mirror,” Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, create a satirical mockumentary that captures attention with the title “Death To 2020” and features the best comedy actors of our generation. “Death To 2020” relives one of the most unprecedented years of history with a comedic spin and focuses on the important issues of 2020.
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This mockumentary features real news footage from the last year with a unique narrative from key figures played by the comedy actors including: a reporter (played by Samuel L. Jackson), a behavioral psychologist (played by Leslie Jones), a history professor (played by Hugh Grant), a “gig economy millennial” (played Joe Keery), a tech CEO (played by Kumail Nanjiani), an average citizen (played by Diane Morgan), a soccer mom (played by Cristin Milioti), a scientist (played by Samson Kayo), and Queen Elizabeth (played by Tracey Ullman). The creators of “Black Mirror” wanted to create “Death To 2020” to bring much-needed joy after living nearly a year in a pandemic but doesn’t exist in the “Black Mirror” universe.
“Death To 2020” brings the unique narrative of the developed characters reliving pivotal moments of 2020 including the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, spreading awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of TikTok, the historic “Parasite” Oscars wins, Brexit, #Megxit, and more. Brooker and Jones muse how 2020 might change the future of how they tell stores in the near future.
— Daniel Narciso (@DaniiNarciso) December 27, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world, Brooker and Jones decided to commit the project to a COVID-19 era production constraints that would best summarize 2020. Each of the participating commentary actors filmed a standalone interview in one day for a 10-day shoot spanning across Los Angeles and London at the end of November.