Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is working on the latest project with Netflix that will revolve around the year ‘2020’. According to Deadline, the project is a mockumentary about the ongoing year and it will feature actor Hugh Grant.
The actor confirmed the news in an interview Vulture, where he revealed that he’s shooting something for Brooker’s upcoming project. Grant said, “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.”
Earlier this year, when asked about Black Mirror Season 6, Brooker revealed that the audience is not ready for it and 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.”
The Season 5 of the show was released in June 2019, which consisted of three episodes featuring actors Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott and Anthony Mackie.
Since then, the creator has said that he’s working on other things, more comic projects. In an interview with Radio Times, 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 any 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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The creator is well known in the UK for his Annual Wipe series for the BBC, which was a darkly comic look back at the news events and cultural moments of the year. It ran on the British public broadcaster between 2006-2016 but he stopped as a result of other commitments.