Haven’t seen the critically acclaimed Channel 4 series? Black Mirror made the jump to Netflix where audiences turned it into an instant classic. The fusion of horror, drama and sci-fi will hook you, and have you bemoan the fact there are not enough standalone, dystopian episodes.
If you haven’t seen it, set aside some time with Netflix this weekend. It’s that good, and easier to binge watch British shows. Short seasons are both great for quality but leave you begging for more.
What was an unknown was if there would be another season? In rides Netflix to save the day with an order of 12 additional episodes.
Charlie Brooker, the creator of the first two seasons, will return as the lead writer and producer. He will be joined by Annabel Jones.
“It’s all very exciting—a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. 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,” Brooker said in a statement.
Why the statement he hopes none of the stories come true? Black Mirror featured an episode where a fictional prime minister would do a sex act with a pig to free a hostage. How the hell would that ever become a life imitating art moment?
Anonymous reports published in the British press claimed David Cameron engaged in some pretty damn weird behavior with a dead pig while at Oxford. Granted, this is the Daily Mail we are citing. It’s not exactly the Guardian.
Still, it was hilarious and gave Black Mirror even more press. Charlie Brooker had to tweet out he had no idea about the claims:
Just to clear it up: nope, I’d never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out.
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) September 20, 2015
Yeah man, it weirds me out too. And people make fun of Southerners…
Netflix is thrilled to have the series onboard:
“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We’re tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series,” Cindy Holland, vice president, of original content at Netflix, said in a statement.
Yeah, and the guy is psychic when it comes to animals and British politicians.
Black Mirror Release Date?
I know, you’re thinking when does the show release? You’re going to need a bit of patience. Production is set to begin later this year, and zero release date has been announced.
Netflix is known for quick turnarounds. Count on the twelve episodes being set for your binging pleasure in the first half of 2016.