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The Last Movie Ever Made: Netflix announces Don't Look Up podcast series

The podcast consists of six episodes and will be available on Netflix in January 2022.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Dec 28, 2021
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The Last Movie Ever Made, an upcoming podcast series from streaming behemoth Netflix, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at writer-director Adam McKay's comedic disaster film Don't Look Up. Variety.com reports that the podcast series will consist of six episodes, with the first instalment premiering on January 7, 2022.

The podcast will include appearances by various members of the film's sizable ensemble cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Timothee Chalamet, Rob Morgan, and Himesh Patel, as well as a glimpse into the film's production process and an argument regarding the story's parallels to how ruling institutions mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic.

The podcast's tagline reads that in early 2020, Adam McKay set out to make a comedy. It was intended to mock and highlight the forces that are preventing us from saving ourselves from climate change. 2020, on the other hand, had other plans. This is what happened when a cast and crew decided to make a disaster comedy while experiencing a series of very uncomedic disasters.

Don't Look Up became available to stream on Netflix on December 24 after a limited theatrical release that began on December 10.

In the film, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy graduate student, and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), discover a comet orbiting within the solar system. The issue is that it is on a collision course with Earth. What about the other issue? Nobody appears to be concerned. It turns out that warning humanity about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is a difficult fact to navigate. With the assistance of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an apathetic President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry).

With only six months until the comet's impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and capturing the attention of the social media-obsessed public before it's too late is hilarious — what will it take to get the world to simply look up?!

The film has received mixed reviews, but it still appears to be a strong contender in this year's awards race, with some calling it "too funny to lose."


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