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Netflix drops full trailer for Judd Apatow’s meta Covid comedy ‘The Bubble’

Judd Apatow's latest charts the doomed production of an adventure movie during the pandemic

By Nick Reilly

The Bubble hits Netflix next month
The Bubble hits Netflix next month (Picture: Press)

Judd Apatow has debuted the first trailer for The Bubble, the forthcoming Netflix comedy after a film production that goes haywire during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown.

A meta take on the pandemic, the film takes a look at the production of Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest, which dubbed the “23rd largest Dino franchise ever.”

In the first full trailer for the film, the production appears to be cursed from the very start – despite a wide array of safety protocols being firmly in place.

Stars such as Karen Gillan, Guz Khan, David Duchovny, Leslie Mann, Iris Apatow are among the actors starring in  Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest, while Fred Armisen serves as their director and and Kate McKinnon appears on formidable form as a no-nonsense film exec.

The full trailer comes after Netflix shared a meta trailer for Cliff Beasts 6 earlier this week. A synopsis for ‘Cliff Beasts 6’ reads: “Humankind is threatened once again by a dinosaur species: Cliff Beasts. The team must reunite, after five long years, to battle the Cliff Beasts — but this time on Mount Everest.”

The movie was shot in the UK last spring, with filming wrapping in April 2021. A release date has yet to be confirmed by Netflix, although IMDb is listing it, appropriately, as an April 1 arrival.

It will be Apatow’s first time in the director’s chair since 2020’s ‘The King of Staten Island’, which was co-written by and starred Pete Davidson in a semi-autobiographical role. Over the past two decades, Apatow has become one of Hollywood’s leading comedy figures, directing the likes of ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘This Is 40’ and ‘Trainwreck’. On television, he has devleoped and produced ‘Freaks and Geeks’, ‘Girls’, ‘Love’ and ‘Crashing’.