Netflix to Revive Black Mirror with 12 Episodes

Friday, 25 September 2015 - 9:45AM
Black Mirror
Friday, 25 September 2015 - 9:45AM
Netflix to Revive Black Mirror with 12 Episodes
Get ready for some more dark, strange futurism in your life, as Netflix has confirmed that they are bringing back the mind-bending sci-fi BBC show Black Mirror with 12 all-new episodes.

Producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will return for the entire new series, which will premiere on Netflix simultaneously in all territories aside from the U.K. and Ireland. 

The anthology series has a different cast, setting, and self-contained storyline every episode, but the overarching purpose is a satire of modern society, with an emphasis on anxieties surrounding burgeoning technologies. The show has received critical acclaim for its dark, twisted content, and has even inspired Robert Downey Jr. to option one of the episodes to be developed into a feature film.

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"It's all very exciting - a whole new bunch of 'Black Mirror' episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable," said Brooker. "Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that 'Black Mirror' feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true."
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Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of original content, may believe that the story ideas could come true, as she called the show "prescient":

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"Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision."
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Prominent guest stars have included Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Fantastic Four's Toby Kebell, and Prometheus's Rafe Spall. Most notably, Jon Hamm starred in the last installment, the 2014 Christmas special "White Christmas." It will likely retain its anthology format, so we won't see any of these actors in the new series, but since the show has considerable buzz we can probably expect equally exciting guest stars going forward.

No premiere date has been announced, but Brooker is reportedly almost finished with the screenplays, and the show is rumored to be the next original series by Netflix. As a result, we could be seeing the new series start streaming as early as mid-2016.
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