In the last two years, the world has experienced a ton of crazy events. The pandemic, of course, stealing the spotlight for another year. But, they say laughing in the face of fear is a sign of the brave. Netflix has proved its bravery by making a mockumentary called Death to 2021. So, let us look at how brave Netflix has been in its latest venture.
What is Netflix’s Death to 2021 all about?
The mockumentary on Netflix takes a dark yet funny spin on recent events by mixing actual news footage and scripted interviews. Netflix released the movie on December 27, but the streamer had dropped a clip on December 2 itself.
The YouTube description of the film read:
“A year unlike any other in history, (excluding the last one)…so to celebrate Netflix brings you Death to 2021, a comedy event that tells the story of another dreadful year. This landmark documentary-style special mixes archival footage harvested from across the year with commentary from fictitious characters played by some of the world’s most beloved actors.”
Who is in Death to 2021?
Since the mockumentary has scripted interviews and sketches, it features a bunch of comedians and actors. These scripted interviews are full of sarcastic and ironic dialogues. The following comedians and actors feature in the mockumentary:
- Hugh Grant
- Lucy Liu
- Stockard Channing
- William Jackson Harper
- Tracey Ullman
- Cristin Milioti
- Joe Keery
- Samson Kayo
- Nick Mohammad
- Diane Morgan
Annabel Jones and Ben Caudell are the executive producers for the mockumentary. Jack Clough and Josh Ruben share the directorial duties while Nick Vaughan-Smith works as a producer. Ben Caudell has written the comedy special, and Broke and Bones is the production studio.
What was Death to 2020?
As all the bad luck started in 2020, “Black Mirror” creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones made a British mockumentary covering the same. The format of the movie is the same as Death to 2021, with different events, of course. This movie could be a good watch before/after you watch the sequel, and it could even help you decide if you want to watch the other one.
The mockumentary also shares the same cast as its sequel, with the addition of Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Leslie Jones, and Laurence Fishburne. The mockumentary has got an IMDb rating of 6.8.
Have you seen this mockumentary yet?