Honestly, it's surprising that somebody hasn't already made a satirical TV show about 2020, considering the year we've all had. Regardless, there is certainly one on the way, and our favourite British rom-com star, Hugh Grant will be playing a lead in the production, which will be helmed by Charlie Brooker.
The Black Mirror creator seems to be playing off a similarly dystopian theme that the TV series focussed on in its newer episodes. But this production will be in a mockumentary style, with Grant playing historian who’s being interviewed about the year that's been.
Grant casually dropped the information in a recent interview with Vulture, after being asked what's next, he unexpectedly answered, "I’m doing a thing tomorrow, actually. Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020." Tomorrow? as in filming it? We have many questions.
"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." Grant continued.
While we're looking forward to laying eyes on the exact wig he's referencing, we don't have much more to go off. We are however, looking forward to another "repellant" role from the actor (Bridget Jones' Diary, anyone?), who recently starred in the HBO miniseries, The Undoing, as Grace Fraser's devoted husband, Jonathan. The plot focusses on the couple and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Grace's seemingly perfect life is derailed after the discovery of a violent death, a missing spouse, and a chain of terrible revelations.
As for Grant's collaboration with Brooker, we're pleased to discover that it will be produced for Netflix, and look forward to announcements of progress. As for filming date, we're assuming that production has already commenced, but have no confirmation of when it will air thus far. In the meantime, you can find us rewatching Notting Hill and of course, the dance scene in Love Actually.