According to CinemaBlend, a new mockumentary series titled Cunk on Earth will premiere on Netflix on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 3.01 a.m. ET. The plot revolves around an investigative journalist who embarks on an epic journey through human history.
Diane Morgan stars as Philomena Cunk in Cunk on Earth, with several others playing important supporting roles. Charlie Brooker, the creator of Black Mirror, is in charge of the show. According to reports, the series is a collaboration between Netflix and the BBC.
The official trailer for BBC’s Cunk on Earth shows several intriguing moments from the series. The trailer begins on an intriguing note, with the protagonist saying,
“It appears that I’ve only been given half a minute to tell you about my foray into humanity. That’s not even enough time to explain the Pyramids.”
Philomena Cunk is then shown interviewing various people, including experts, in an attempt to delve deeply into humanity’s and ancient civilization’s roots. Overall, the trailer has a quirky but intriguing tone that fans of mockumentaries and investigative documentaries will appreciate. Along with the trailer, BBC released the official show description, which reads:
“Philomena Cunk travels the world in search of mankind’s first moments, going down caves and up mountains. She explains how the earliest societies were formed, from the easier ones to spell, like Rome and Greece, to the harder ones, like Egypt and Mesopotamia, with the help of a variety of experts.
According to the trailer and synopsis for Cunk on Earth, viewers can expect a fascinating exploration of humanity as it traces the origins and roots of human civilization with an awkward and clumsy but resilient journalist as its protagonist. On January 31, 2023, all episodes of the show are expected to be released on Netflix at the same time.
More information on the Cunk on Earth cast and crew
Diane Morgan plays the protagonist Philomena Cunk in the show. Cunk is a journalist who embarks on an ambitious journey to trace the origins of human civilization, enlisting the assistance of various experts to learn how and where humans originated.
Cunk’s journey is at the heart of the story. Morgan perfectly captures her character’s quirks and eccentricities, and viewers can expect a thoroughly entertaining performance from the talented actress.
Diane Morgan is best known for her roles in popular and acclaimed films and television shows such as Netflix’s After Life, Mandy, and Death to 2020, to name a few. She’d previously played Philomena Cunk in Weekly Wipe and other mockumentaries.
The show is directed by Charlie Brooker, best known for creating the iconic sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, which has received widespread critical acclaim and is regarded as one of the best television shows of the twenty-first century. Other notable credits for Brooker include Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, Death to 2020, and many more.
Cunk on Earth will be available on Netflix on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.