‘Black Mirror’ Is Finally Coming Back So Prepare To Be Flung Into A Pit Of Despair

"I need Black Mirror to come back. I need to know things could be worse."

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It’s been three long years, but the sixth season of Black Mirror is finally in the works, according to a new report from Variety.

Show creator Charlie Brooker said at the start of the pandemic that he wasn’t sure if a new season of the dystopian drama was in society’s best interests given that life as we knew it was already falling apart at the seams.

“At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on [Black Mirror],” he said. “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

Those scripts seemed to result in two m, Death To 2020 and its sequel Death To 2021, both of which were met with underwhelming critical reviews.

It sounds like early days for the new season of the sci-fi anthology, but Variety reports that the latest season is set to be “even more cinematic in scope, with each instalment being treated as an individual film”. Of course, Black Mirror episodes are already famously cinematic — with standalone episodes that sport their own look, cast, director, and crew — so we’re excited about the prospect of an even more cinematic run.

The show first premiered on UK’s Channel 4 in 2011, but when the show’s first two series were put on Netflix, it became massively popular among US audiences — leading to a bidding war among US networks and its eventual Netflix acquisition. Speaking at the London Film Festival in 2016, Brooker said: “On Netflix, we can put the whole thing up and it’s like a short story collection, or an album, or tickets to a film festival.”

We eagerly await the line up!