It is safe to say that we have all had those years where we just can’t wait for them to be over. Whether that be because of family issues, personal turmoil or what have you, sometimes it feels better to just pack it in for the year and look forward to the next one. If anything, that feeling should be more relatable now than ever before with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the lives of virtually everybody around the world for the better part of two years now. As we clamor to finally escape quarantine completely, a new project is calling for an end to 2021 and is looking towards the upcoming New Year in Death to 2021, a satirical comedy from Netflix that reflects upon how long of a year it has been.
A sequel to the original Netflix film Death to 2020, the streaming giant will be attempting to relive their success once again in employing the satirical comedy stylings of its predecessor once again in Death to 2021. From the creative mind of Charlie Brooker, best known for his work on Black Mirror, Death to 2021 will mix real-world footage with fictional storylines to depict the whirlwind 2021 has been and will be utilizing a similar cast to do so. Hugh Grant, Tracy Ullman and Samson Kayo are just a few of the names who have been confirmed to be returning for the sequel project, while it has also been announced that Lucy Liu and Nick Mohammed will be joining the project’s cast. Death to 2020 featured narration by Laurence Fishburne and Samuel L. Jackson amongst others, however it is unclear who will be taking over that role for Death to 2021. We will have to find out for ourselves in a few short weeks when Death to 2021 debuts on Netflix on December 27th.
If only we knew at the beginning of 2020 that what we were experiencing was only the start of something seismic. Now that we’ve realized the full scope of our situation however, the impacts it has had upon society are abundantly clear. This makes them great topics of exploration for Hollywood, and Netflix is doing exactly that with this new franchise they are building. Subscribers can catch Death to 2021 when it premieres on the streaming platform on December 27th.