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Netflix announces new ‘Don’t Look Up’ behind the scenes podcast

After the release of Adam Mckay’s latest disaster comedy Netflix film Don’t Look Up, a new behind the scenes podcast titled The Last Movie Ever Made is set to grace the platform. 

This six-episode series is set to debut on January 7th, 2022, and will provide an in-depth insight into the star-studded film that includes heavyweight names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Rob Morgan, Ron Pearlman, Kid Cudi, Ariana Grande and more. 

Unlike other disaster films that end on a hopeful note, McKay’s film ends with the cataclysmic events making the world descend into utter chaos and destruction, followed by two weird end-credit scenes that add to the eccentricity of this dark comedy. 

The film premise is pretty simple and sees Michigan State professor Dr Randall Mindy and his PhD candidate student Kate Dibiasky chancing upon a gigantic asteroid that is hurtling itself towards the earth in six months and can potentially wipe out all the species. 

As they try to alert the world of the imminent and inevitable doom pervading them, the world reacts in peculiar oddities as is common of modern man in the 21st century amidst the burgeoning presence of social media. A searing commentary on the predicament of the media and the political powers in question, the film is an allegory regarding the recent global climate change crisis that a lot of people are still in denial of. 

The official synopsis says, “In early 2020, Adam McKay set out to make a comedy,” before adding,  “It was meant to make fun of, and point to, the forces stopping us from saving ourselves from climate change. 2020, of course, had other plans.

The logline concludes by saying, “This is what happened when a cast and crew came together to make a disaster comedy while living through a series of very uncomedic disasters.”

Take a look at the official tweet below: