Death to 2020 Preview: Hugh Grant's Historian Invokes Westeros' Past

With their year-ending special set to hit the streaming service this weekend, Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones are ready to give the year the proper roasting it deserves (and deliver some laughs while doing it) with their upcoming Netflix special, Death To 2020. With Laurence Fishburne serving as "narrator" on the mockumentary-style project, the special looks back on the year that most of us would either rather forget or take a baseball bat to through the eyes of "experts" that include Samuel L. Jackson as reporter Dash Bracket, Hugh Grant as historian Tennyson Foss, Kumail Nanjiani as tech company CEO Bark Multiverse, Tracey Ullman as Queen Elizabeth II, Samson Kayo as scientist Pyrex Flask, Lisa Kudrow as conservative spokesperson Jeanetta Grace Susan, Diane Morgan as average citizen Gemma Nerrick, Leslie Jones as behavioral psychologist Dr. Maggie Gravel, Cristin Milioti as a soccer mom, Joe Keery as gig economy millennial Duke Goolies, and more.

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Following up on an earlier look at Keery's Duke Goolies, the following preview introduces viewers to another member of our panel of "experts." This time, we check in with Grant's Tennyson Foss, historian and expert in all things Westeros (we're sensing he might have some fantasy/reality issues). Following that, we have another look at the trailer that treats viewers to a look at Kudrow's conservative talking head, Ullman's royal hand-waver, Kayo experimenting, Jones feeling bad for insulting sh*t and trains, and a last-second Quibi jab- check it out for yourselves below (with the special set to hit Netflix on December 27, 2020):

2020: A year so [insert dire 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.

Brooker and Jones are executive-producing Death to 2020 via Broke and Bones, with Alison Marlow serving as producer. The special serves as the first project for Broke and Bones under its deal with Netflix.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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