In 2019, the fifth season of «Black Mirror» came to Netflix — and only offered three episodes. Since then, many fans have given up hope that there will ever be more stories. Some statements by series creator Charlie Brooker also indicated that the series could be over. He revealed that he didn’t know whether, given the world situation, his often gloomy series was still appropriate. There were also rights problems, which made it impossible to continue the series at first. Three years after the release of the last episode to date on Netflix, fans can now breathe a sigh of relief.
As Variety reports, a new season of Black Mirror is in the works. The casting process is already underway, and the industry magazine may have gotten wind of the matter. Because as soon as the agencies are asked about their actors, such projects can rarely be kept secret.
Variety has also learned that the new season should be «even more cinematic in scope». So the individual episodes of the anthology series will probably be even more epic and bigger, even more like movies. Already with the entry of Netflix for the third season, things were going more and more in this direction. In the end, the fifth season only got three episodes, but it was basically three films.
Thanks to Netflix: Even more possibilities
We can certainly not only expect top-class stars in the individual stories (after all, that has long been a tradition with «Black Mirror»), but also more show values and thus even more possibilities for the narration of individual and very different sci-fi stories. stories.
Netflix also makes this possible. After «Black Mirror» creators Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones parted ways with their old company Endemol in early 2020, they were forced to leave the rights to their biggest hit there. So Brooker couldn’t do any more Black Mirror content. Her own new company, Broke And Bones, quickly closed a deal with Netflix – but surprisingly little has come of it so far. Now Netflix has probably raised money again to get the «Black Mirror» rights and thus give the inventor of the brand the opportunity for a sequel.
We expect that the first results, i.e. a sixth season of “ Black Mirror ”, will be available on Netflix in 2023.
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