The British writer knows a thing or two about penning dystopian worlds, so it’s fitting that he’s taking on a year defined by a global pandemic for his latest project. 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 the British actor said that he’s playing a “repellent” historian with a wig in the show.
Brooker 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,