Fans of Black Mirror can breath a bit easier as Netflix announced that twelve all-new episodes of the critically acclaimed and mind-bending anthology series will be coming to the streaming service.
Netflix has pegged Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, executive producers of the first seven episodes of the series, to executive produce and be the showrunners on the new episodes. Brooker has already started writing the new episodes and production is slated to begin later this year in the UK.
“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,” said Brooker.
Netflix is extremely please to be able to bring more episodes of Black Mirror to its faithful viewers.
“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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, original content, Netflix.
A release date is yet to be determined, and the series will premiere internationally in all Netflix territories outside the UK and Ireland, where plans are still being determined. Netflix has released a teaser, but it’s not much more than just that.
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.
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