‘Black Mirror’ May Move to Netflix For New Episodes
The future of the UK’s technology-driven, Twilight Zone-esque Black Mirror had never exactly been in doubt, with creator Charlie Brooker’s House of Tomorrow already in negotiations for additional episodes, amid talk of an American remake. Now however, Netflix may have stolen away on the show’s increasing popularity, reportedly securing the rights to new episodes for themselves.
According to RadioTimes, Netflix has agreed to terms with Brooker and his independent production company for “multiple episodes” of the dystopian series, Brooker having already begun writing. That said, a UK Channel 4 source maintains that the network will have a first look deal on the newest episodes, while neither side would officially comment.
For those unfamiliar with the series, whose two seasons have endured strong Netflix play already, Black Mirror takes an anthology approach to technology parables, each episode telling an original tale of the dark influence modern and future technology might have on humanity. Existing episodes have impressively featured the likes of Fantastic Four baddie Toby Kebbell, Agent Carter favorite Hayley Atwell, Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Domhnall Gleeson, and most recently a Christmas special with Jon Hamm and Game of Thrones alum Oona Chaplin.
The series has run on and off since 2011, though Netflix certainly helped expand viewership across the globe, so might it make sense for the streaming service to produce new episodes directly? What other tremendous talent might take part in future seasons?