You have probably been asking, just as we have, when is there going to be another season of Black Mirror? Well, today we got a definitive answer in the form of the first official trailer. Netflix is calling this “The most unpredictable, unclassifiable and unexpected season yet is arriving in June on Netflix.”
Aside from a few interactive films, we haven’t had a proper episodic season since 2017. It looks like series creator Charlie Brooker is back to frighten us with the evil side of technology in this return to the anthology design.
Brooker talked to Netflix’s entertainment blog, Tudum, and said this season is going to be like no other. ““I’ve always felt that Black Mirror should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another, and keep surprising people — and myself — or else what’s the point? It should be a series that can’t be easily defined, and can keep reinventing itself,” the writer, creator and executive producer said.
He adds that the audience isn’t going to figure out where each episode is going this season. He is giving this series much broader strokes even though they will adhere to the core ideas of the show.
“Partly as a challenge, and partly to keep things fresh for both me and the viewer, I began this season by deliberately upending some of my own core assumptions about what to expect,” he says. “Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is. The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.”
As of now, Netflix hasn’t given any concrete date for the premiere in June. But Brooker is eagerly awaiting how people are going to feel about it once it does drop.
“I can’t wait for people to binge their way through it all and hope they enjoy it — especially the bits they shouldn’t,” Brooker said.
Netflix says: “The cast includes: Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin, Zazie Beetz.“