Life might be beginning to feel a little dystopian in some ways.
So who better than the Black Mirror creator to keep us calm during this time? Yes, Charlie Brooker, famed for his former Weekly Wipe show is bringing it back for a special quarantine edition. [Featured Image: BBC Press Office, Twitter]
Although Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe aired its last episode in 2016, he’s returning to BBC Two with ‘Antiviral Wipe’ — a suitable working title for the new series.
BBC Press Office Tweeted: “[Charlie Brooker] has been lured out of isolation, to go into isolation for the one-off Charlie Brooker’s #AntiviralWipe, and he’ll be joined (figuratively) by Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas.”
It will be a show made in lockdown, shown in lockdown, examining life during the lockdown. How very meta? It will cover the COVID-19 crisis in itself, as well as what people are watching and doing to get themselves through it.
Although there is no release date yet, it has been announced that Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan) will take the reigns as a reporter for the show. Barry Shitpeas (Al Campbell) has also been confirmed.
A press release confirmed there would be others announced shortly. According to the BBC, “they haven’t been told they’re doing it yet, but have no good excuse not to”. Sounds about right given how this lockdown is going.
Charlie Brooker added: “The BBC asked me to supply a quote for the press release, which is what you’re reading now.”