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Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker Drops Teaser Trailer For New Netflix Special

Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker Drops Teaser Trailer For New Netflix Special

Charlie Brooker has shared a teaser trailer for a new Netflix special. Watch it here:

In the short video, the text reads: "2020. Even the creators of Black Mirror couldn't make this year up.

"But they do have something to add.

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"Death To 2020. Only on Netflix. Coming soon."

How very intriguing indeed.

Beyond this, we don't know a great deal about it, though I think we can all very much get behind a project entitled Death To 2020.

Yes please. Credit: Twitter/Charlie Brooker
Yes please. Credit: Twitter/Charlie Brooker
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It's not been confirmed, but the chances are this is the same project Hugh Grant recently opened up about.

The actor said he plays a 'repellent' historian in the show.

Speaking to Vulture about his upcoming projects, he said: "I'm doing a thing tomorrow, actually.

"Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020.

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"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."

It's not clear at this stage whether the show will be another episode in the Black Mirror series, or if it could be a Black Mirror meets Screenwipe type thing, or if it's just something else entirely.

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What we do know is that Brooker intimated earlier in this godforsaken year that it might be a bit too bleak a period in time for more Black Mirror.

In case you haven't seen it, the dark dystopian anthology series envisages all manner of disturbing ways in which technology could horrifically distort human life.

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But of course, human life has actually been horrifically distorted this year, prompting the 49-year-old to conclude there probably isn't much appetite for this very particular brand of entertainment in 2020.

Is the world too dark for more Black Mirror? Credit: PA
Is the world too dark for more Black Mirror? Credit: PA

Speaking to the Radio Times in May, he said: "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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So unless he's had a change of heart since then, it seems unlikely that Death To 2020 will be a straight-up instalment of Black Mirror.

Brooker has taken on 2020 once already, through the form of Screenwipe, which he hadn't done since 2015.

Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe was made during lockdown and looked at the handling of the pandemic through his usual cynical comic lens.

Unfortunately it is no longer on iPlayer, but hopefully Death To 2020 does come sooner rather than later.

LADbible has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Charlie Brooker, black mirror, TV and Film, Netflix

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