Netflix’s Death To 2021 viewers were left with dropped jaws after the show joked about Prince Philip’s death.
The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor Castle in June at the age of 99. He had been married to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 70 years.
The narrator pokes fun at the royal’s death a third of the way through Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker’s latest mockumentary, which dissects the year that was,
‘After the interview, Prince Philip withdraws from public life permanently, by dying,’ he announces.
He then continues: ‘Millions watched the funeral of his Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke Of Deadingburgh.’
Viewers raced to social media where they expressed their disbelief over the gag.
‘They are wrong for this one,’ one wrote on Twitter.
‘I am screaminngggggggggg,’ another penned. ‘This show is hilarious.’
Death To 2021 arrived on Netflix on December 27 and sees returning cast members Hugh Grant, Samuel L Jackson and Diane Morgan tell the story of another dreadful year.
New additions to the cast include Lucy Liu, Stockard Channing, and William Jackson Harper.
‘The landmark documentary-style special mixes archival footage harvested from across the year with commentary from fictitious characters played by some of the world’s most beloved actors,’ the synopsis teases.
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Reviews of Brooker and Jones’ latest mockumentary haven’t been too kind.
The Telegraph rated the special just one star and said the ‘end-of-year review lacks its creator’s acerbic wit, and creaks its way through gags any TV-owner will have heard before’.
Entertainment IE was slightly kinder, rating it two-and-a-half stars.
Death To 2021 is available to stream on Netflix.
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