The Netflix Original Black Mirror is just around the corner with six new episodes launching on October 21st. The streaming service has released two new featurettes that give us a sneak peak behind a couple of the new episodes.
In “Nosedive,” upvotes from quality people mean a solid popularity arc and influence access to the city’s top spots. This episode is a satire about our current obsession with rating systems and stars Bryce Dallas Howard.
The video game inspired techno-horror romp “Playtest” stars Wyatt Russell as a thrill seeker who gets involved with a gaming company and gets in a bit over his head.
In case you’ve missed the previous (short) seasons of Black Mirror, Netflix sums it up nicely below.
Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series has been recognized with an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a BAFTA® award.
The third season features an all star cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton, Cherry Jones, Wyatt Russell, Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, Kelly McDonald, Faye Marsay and others. Joe Wright (Atonement), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), James Watkins (The Woman in Black), Owen Harris, Jacob Verbruggen (London Spy) and James Hawes direct. Rashida Jones and Michael Schur served as writers on “Nosedive.” Annabel Jones serves as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Brooker.
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