Netflix Confirms ‘Black Mirror’ for Twelve New Episodes
Hide your pigs! Where previously we learned that Netflix might take over production of UK sci-fi Twilight Zone analogue Black Mirror, the streaming service has gone above and beyond. Not only has Netflix confirmed its pickup, but also a whopping twelve episodes, production of which will commence later this year.
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.
House of Tomorrow’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will remain onboard as executive producers and showrunners, Brooker already writing the new episodes, which begin UK production in late 2015. Says Brooker:
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.
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.
No premiere dates have yet been determined, but that’s certainly much more Black Mirror than we’d expected, considering the breadth of only seven episodes to date. There’s plenty more to look forward to over time, but what else should we expect of the series’ future?