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Netflix Announces ‘Don’t Look Up’ Behind The Scenes Podcast Series

By Oreoritse Tariemi
28 December 2021   |   3:17 pm
Streaming giant Netflix has announced a new podcast series that provides behind the scenes details of writer-director Adam McKay's comedic disaster film Don't Look Up.  The new podcast series The Last Movie Ever Made is set to release the first of its six episodes on Jan. 7, 2022. The podcast will provide viewers with a glimpse into the…

DON’T LOOK UP (L to R) JONAH HILL as JASON ORLEAN, LEONARDO DICAPRIO as DR. RANDALL MINDY, MERYL STREEP as PRESIDENT JANIE ORLEAN, JENNIFER LAWRENCE as KATE DIBIASKY. Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2021

Streaming giant Netflix has announced a new podcast series that provides behind the scenes details of writer-director Adam McKay’s comedic disaster film Don’t Look Up. 

The new podcast series The Last Movie Ever Made is set to release the first of its six episodes on Jan. 7, 2022. The podcast will provide viewers with a glimpse into the film’s production process as well as an argument on the story’s parallels to how ruling institutions have mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic.

The podcast also features guest appearances by A-list celebrities who also double as members of the film’s sizable ensemble cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Timothée Chalamet, Rob Morgan, and Himesh Patel.

The podcast logline reads, “In early 2020, Adam McKay set out to make a comedy.”

“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. 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.”

Since its release on Dec. 10, Don’t Look Up has received mixed responses, most of which places it as a formidable contender in this year’s awards race, with some calling it “too funny to lose.”

Reviewing the film, Variety chief film critic Peter Debruge described the film’s tone as “grating, even if you don’t have to look far to see some version of what he’s ranting about in the real world.”

Don’t Look Up currently sits at the #1 movie or show on Netflix, unseating The Witcher.

The film tells the story of how politicians, the media, and the public ignore the reality of a giant comet destined to hit the earth and extinguish all life on the planet.