In Death to 2020, Charlie Brooker summed up a year so dystopian that “even the creators of Black Mirror couldn’t make it up”, enlisting the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Grant for the cathartic Netflix comedy.
Now, Netflix has announced Death to 2021, another satirical year-in-review backed by Brooker (because let’s face it, things haven’t gotten too much better over the last 12 months). Set to arrive on the streaming service later this month, the mockumentary will once again blend archival footage with commentary from fictional characters.
A new teaser clip shows returning cast member Diane Morgan as Gemma Nerrick, who’s says she’s taken up cuddling dates through Zoom, instead of “crying on my own all night, and all day, and at weekends”.
Other previous cast members that are set to make an appearance in the new show include Grant, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Cristin Milioti, and Joe Keery. New additions include Lucy Liu, Stockard Channing (of Grease fame), Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso), and WIlliam Jackson Harper (Midsommar).
Brooker’s production company Broke & Bones is once again behind the satire, though Ben Caudell has taken over writing duties from the Black Mirror creator. Caudell will also executive produce alongside previous producer Annabel Jones.
Death to 2021 is slated to premiere on Netflix December 27. Watch the new clip below.