Following on from his darkly satirical mockumentary Death To 2020, Charlie Brooker and producing partner Annabel Jones is bringing us a new Netflix special with Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! Hosted by Rob Lowe, the one-off episode will examine the tired cliches of Hollywood in typical Charlie Brooker fashion. Here's how Netflix described the special in a recently released press release;
"Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! is a one-off special featuring some of the most famous films in cinematic history along with a plethora of Hollywood A-Listers, Screenwriters, Academics and Critics as they guide us through the funny, weird and controversial clichés which appear on our cinema screens. Posed in a classic crisp suit, Lowe invites viewers to examine the Hollywood clichés filmmakers can't help but use, time and time again.
With the help of the experts, Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! analyses the origins and evolutions of everything from 'Walking Away from an Explosion', to the 'Meet-Cute', and 'Females Running in Stilettos' – there's also a 'Wilhelm Scream' montage for real movie buffs."
In addition to Death To 2020, last year, Brooker revived his Wipe series for a one-off special, and it served as a stark reminder of how much the world needs more Charlie Brooker in front of the camera. The sixth season of Black Mirror has yet to be officially ordered by Netflix, and Brooker has made no secret of wanting to indulge in more light-hearted projects following the real-world events of the last eighteen months. If that's the case, then can Netflix please throw some of its seemingly inexhaustible supply of money at bringing the Wipe franchise (or something just different enough to avoid a lawsuit) back to our screens. At the very least, the annual roundup of the year.
Attack of the Hollywood Clichés arrives on Netflix on September 28.