Netflix may never reveal full “ratings” for movies and TV, but one inescapable fact is now clear: Stranger Things is more popular than Bright. New Nielsen data puts the ‘80s Netflix sci-fi far above other originals in same-day watching, atop other surprising statistics.
It’s no “San Junipero” sequel, but Black Mirror is once again headed to the ‘80s. Filming has begun on a new Season 5 episode in London, and our first photos reveal a treasure-trove of forgotten 1980s businesses and even more easter eggs.
Until real life fully merges with Black Mirror, we’ll have to make do with the TV version. Netflix at last confirms the ever-relevant sci-fi parable will be back for a fifth season, and even has a first teaser.
First they let robot pizza trucks loose on the streets, then they taught robotic dogs to open doors. Now, Black Mirror has made another terrifying collision with reality, as a new “Hang the DJ”-inspired dating app will tell you exactly how much time you and your sweetie have left.
At long last, our years of theorizing and bottomless conspiracy board budget has finally paid off. Black Mirror is indeed taking place in one universe, as creator Charlie Brooker acknowledges with a new behind-the-scenes video looking at Season 4.
Of all the dark, dystopian tech Black Mirror has devised in four seasons, we never thought pizza would betray us. And yet, our inexorable slide into Charlie Brooker’s digital nightmare continues, as Pizza Hut will soon have self-driving trucks out to murder us all.