If there’s one thing we probably don’t need reminded of this year, it’s how corrupt society’s use of technology can be. We love Black Mirror, but even Brooker has been focusing more on making himself laugh.
If you fancy bingeing on a showcase of horrible humanity, you can watch the earlier seasons on Netflix. However, we also have a new project to look forward to.
In a recent interview with Vulture to chat about his hit show The Undoing, Hugh Grant revealed he was about to start work on Brooker’s upcoming Netflix special.
The actor said, ‘I’m doing a thing tomorrow, actually. Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020. 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.’
He 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.’
At the moment, Netflix hasn’t announced any details regarding the mockumentary, with no official release date available.