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Charlie Brooker is making a mockumentary about 2020

Hugh Grant will star as a historian in the Black Mirror creator’s forthcoming Netflix project

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is working on a mockumentary about the dystopian year that is 2020.

The news was confirmed by Hugh Grant, who revealed his casting in the project during an interview with Vulture. “I am a historian who’s being interviewed about the year,” he told the publication. “I’m pretty repellent, actually! And you’ll like my wig.”

As announced by Grant, the project is being created for Netflix, which has been home to Black Mirror since 2019. There’s no further details about the mockumentary as of yet.

In April, Brooker revived his hit BBC show Screenwipe for a coronavirus special, exploring the crisis itself, as well as what people were watching and doing to pass the time. The following month, the writer announced that he would be taking a break from Black Mirror, telling The Radio Times: “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.”

Hopefully Brooker’s 2020 mockumentary won’t all be doom and gloom, then.