Yesterday in our never-ending nightmare world, Netflix announced a new hidden-camera prank series, said to target the unemployed and “screw with” people looking for work.
In face of the news, conservative figures May and Cameron have withdrawn from public life. British Netflix customers were disappointed to learn that the prank series would not be a politically-motivated exploration of societal justice, but instead a dumb prank series, hosted by the idiot kid from ‘Stranger Things’.
The bulk of the obvious backlash fell to young ‘Stranger Things’ star Gaten Matarazzo. The 16-year-old actor is billed to host and produce eight episodes and has faced criticism for signing up to host a new hidden-camera show which targets people looking for work.
This bold new enterprise is thought to be the first in a series of the ‘prank show resurgence’, a genre even Youtube kids have outgrown.
Another listing read: “A Netflix Original: We invite homeless people to live in safe housing, but the house is trap-laden and haunted! Can the bastard, vulnerable discarded by our society survive the spooks?”
Unsurprisingly, this idea has also been met with criticism.
As the show’s most notable face, the 16-year-old actor will host and executive produce eight episodes, with two targets each.
Unfortunately for said notable face, it is thought that the young star (winner of the 2017 ‘Most Punchable Face’ Emmy) is unlikely to survive six episodes of such a series.
Netflix executives have scrambled to find a way from preventing Matarazzo’s remaining teeth to be the show’s main targets.
The official press release further reveals the show’s premise. ‘Each episode of this terrifying and hilarious prank show takes two complete strangers. Each think they’re starting their first day at a new job. ‘It’s business as usual until their paths collide and these part-time jobs turn into full-time nightmares.’
This hilarious, harrowing premise is thought to spark a great number of reactions. Chairman of Netflix, Reed Hasting spoke up in the show’s defence. “Now, poor people pain is a fundamental establishment of our entertainment. If this happened to me, I don’t know whether i’d sue, lash out or kill myself. Incredible show potential here.”
It is hoped that Hastings himself is made the season finale unemployed target in this wacky, cartoon-villainous premise. Never has a show punched down so hard since ‘The Voice’.
As of yet, it is unknown whether victims of the show will be compensated for their efforts or just how vulnerable their targets will be.
One Netflix executive commented: “Oh we’ve been punching down ever since we booked Ricky Gervais back in 2013” a Netflix executive said, whilst drinking from a bottle mysteriously labelled ‘poor people tears’.