Netflix ‘Black Mirror’ Taps ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director to Helm an Episode
Netflix’s new season of Black Mirror has been in the works long enough to recruit some major names, and now we can add more talent behind the camera as well. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will helm an episode of the sci-fi anthology, joining Joe Wright, Jakob Verbruggen and more.
Per Deadline, neither Netflix nor Black Mirror itself will release any official details of the Trachtenberg-helmed hour, one of twelve new episodes for the streaming service being kept under equal lock and key.
That said, elsewhere of the new season we know that upcoming Roots star Malachi Kirby will appear in Verbruggen’s “Men Against Fire,” along with Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve in an episode from Pan director Joe Wright. Concussion and Halt & Catch Fire stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis will appear in an episode directed by past “Be Right Back” helmer Owen Harris.
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 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, though no premiere dates have yet been determined. What other big names might enter the fray?