The yet to be titled project will be Brooker’s take on a year defined by the CVovid-19 global pandemic. It will feature actors including Hugh Grant, who let the cat out of the bag in an interview with New York magazine to discuss the finale of HBO’s The Undoing. Netflix isn’t revealing any details, but Brooker said that he’s playing a “repellent” historian with a wig in the show.
Brooker, a former Guardian columnist, is known for his Annual Wipe series for the BBC, which ran between 2006-2016, a darkly comic look back at the news events and cultural moments of those years, as well as the Netflix surreal Black Mirror series. Charlie Brooker writing
He also presented a 45-minute special Charlie Brooker’s Antiviral Wipe for BBC Two earlier this year focusing on the news coverage and public reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was produced by Endemol Shine UK and Broke & Bones, the production company Brooker and his Black Mirror partner Annabel Jones formed earlier this year.