Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns to Netflix in October

A new six-episode series of Charlie Brooker’s dark speculative show Black Mirror is ready to land on Netflix, in October this year.

There are some big names involved in the latest series, including Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) who co-wrote an episode; Dan Trachtenberg of 10 Cloverfield Lane fame, who directed an episode based around video games; and director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice).

In front of the camera, meanwhile, we'll see Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who), Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street), and Mackenzie Davis (The Martian).

The new series couldn't have come at a more opportune time, according to the creators. Charlie Brooker said: "This year has been free publicity for our show. People are always coming up to me and saying 'That's a bit Black Mirror' with the situations we're finding ourselves in across the globe. I don't think there's anything where we thought we should've gone further."

He added, "You've got to go two steps forward to stay ahead of reality at the moment."

As usual, though, the stories will take a look at our relationship with technology, though Brooker pointed out that "technology is never the villain of the show… it's about society and it's about how we communicate."

He also promised some ideas that are "more demented that Pokemon Go." Yikes.

All six episodes of Black Mirror's third series will arrive on Netflix on 21 October 2016, at exactly 7.01pm GMT. Another instalment is planned for 2017 too.

Source: The Verge | Independent

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