Netflix, Pineapple Street Studios, and Hyperobject Industries present “The Last Movie Ever Made: The Don’t Look Up Podcast,” a six-part commentary series about Adam McKay’s satirical, disaster comedy. In the movie, astronomers discover a comet is hurtling toward Earth with deadly consequences. Don’t Look Up encapsulates many facets of American culture, grapples with issues faced in real life such as climate change and concerns of society’s collapse.
Tune into “The Last Movie Ever Made: The Don’t Look Up Podcast” from episode 1, because the chronology of this series is not to be missed. The first two episodes dropped January 7, and new episodes are posted weekly through February 4. Episodes are narrated by Pineapple Street Senior Producer Emmanuel Hapsis and produced by Hapsis, Gabrielle Lewis, Staci Roberts-Steele, Danielle Waxman, Sophie Bridges, and Alexis Moore. All episodes run under an hour in length.
On the podcast, hear from cast members like Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Rob Morgan, Tyler Perry, and more. You’ll also hear from Adam McKay on telling a story of chaos while the actual country was in crisis mode during the pandemic and more. Hear how Adam asked himself questions that shaped the film’s trajectory: “If danger comes, how will people react” and “am I out of my mind?” We’ll also learn how the cast coped with 2020’s tumult and captured their reactions in real-time.
Don’t Look Up’s production began in October 2020, as 603 cast and crew members formed a COVID-safe bubble in Boston. The pandemic raged on, the presidential election was weeks away, and COVID-19 vaccines were not yet available. Social unrest reverberated throughout the nation. The scenario felt apocalyptic for the cast and crew on set, and people were socially distanced. We’ll hear how Jennifer and Leonardo dynamically worked through scenes and Meryl Streep’s outtakes from playing the U.S. President.
Composer Nicholas Brittell called upon lyricist Taura Stinson to write the loveliest ballad for the world’s tragic end, in collaboration with Kid Cudi, and performed by Ariana Grande’s pop star character in the film.
We’ll hear what scenes the actors were filming as chaos ensued at the January 6th Capitol insurrection, and how they first learned the news. We’ll learn why Tyler Perry initially declined the film, then accepted the offer and was so happy he did, finding joy in improvisational moments with Cate Blanchett as they played talk show hosts on screen.
Check out Don’t Look Up, now streaming on Netflix. New, weekly episodes of “The Last Movie Ever Made: The Don’t Look Up Podcast” are available wherever you listen to your favorite shows.