Hugh Grant to star in Charlie Brooker mockumentary for Netflix about 2020

Grant will play a historian in new project from Black Mirror creator

Isobel Lewis
Tuesday 01 December 2020 15:37 GMT
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Charlie Brooker and Hugh Grant are teaming up to make a mockumentary about 2020 for Netflix.

The news was revealed by Grant, who told Vulture that he would be playing a historian in the new project from the Black Mirror creator.

Filming is beginning this week.

“Charlie Brooker has written a mockumentary about 2020,” Grant explained.

“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.”

While Brooker is best known to international audiences for dystopian sci-fi series Black Mirror, which airs on Netflix, he also produces Annual Wipe, a satirical look back at the year, for the BBC.

Earlier this year, the writer created a one-off special about the pandemic, titled the Antiviral Wipe

Grant’s HBO series The Undoing came to an end this week with an ending that fans have found polarising.

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