THE Undoing’s Hugh Grant and Charlie Brooker are teaming up for a spoof Netflix documentary about the coronavirus pandemic.
Charlie – best known for satirical shows Black Mirror and Wipe – will be turning his sharp mind onto the last 12 months for his latest Netflix project.
Hugh Grant will be playing a “repellent” historianCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In the mockumentary, Hugh will be playing the role of a “repellent” historian.
“I’m doing a thing tomorrow, actually. Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020,” Hugh told Vulture.
“It’s for Netflix, and I am a historian who’s being interviewed about the year. I’m pretty repellent, actually! And you’ll like my wig.”
The official synopsis for the show reads: “2020: A year so [insert 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 some of the world’s most (fictitious) renowned voices with real-life archival footage spanning the past 12 months.
“Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan, Cristin Milioti, Joe Keery and more, Death to 2020 is the cathartic comedy event you’ll never forget about the year you really, really don’t want to remember.”
He was most recently seen in The UndoingCredit: Splash News
He’ll be working with Black Mirror writer Charlie BrookerCredit: Getty – Contributor
Charlie originally promised not to do a Wipe about 2020 – the last official one aired in 2016 – but gave fans a special Antiviral Wipe earlier this year.
It showed Charlie taking on the headlines and TV as the world grappled with the virus.
For this he was joined by Diane Morgan and Al Campbell for their roles as reporters Philomena Cunk and Barry S**tpeas.
Earlier in the year, Charlie said the world might not have an appetite for his dystopian anthology series Black Mirror.
Charlie said he wants to return to his comedic rootsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Speaking to the Radio Times, Charlie said: “I’ve been busy, doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing.
“At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those.
“I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
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