There were rumors circulating earlier this month that Netflix was working out a deal with Channel4 show ‘Black Mirror’ to order more episodes of the bizarre yet critically acclaimed series. Today, Netflix confirmed the news as well as released a short teaser.
There won’t be much shakeup with show staff either, with most of the show’s original creators on board to produce the new episodes.
“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 Charlie Brooker, show creator.
For those less familiar with ‘Black Mirror’ it feels a lot like a modern day ‘Twilight Zone’ with each episode having their own unique stories, plot lines and characters. The show takes a lot of modern technology and shows all the the potential worst case scenarios in these strange dystopian futures. The show finds a way of feeling mysteriously accurate, making it even more frightening.
The current episodes of ‘Black Mirror’ are available for instant streaming on Netflix, so before the new episodes start airing in 2016, there is plenty of time to get all caught up with the series (although it isn’t necessarily important to follow along in a specific timeline order, but there is certainly an enjoyable couple hours of television in the original six episodes. The show has seen some major stateside success since being released on Netflix, likely the reason Netflix is making this move.
“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.
We’re excited ourselves, this is a one of a kind show, and we’re excited to see it develop further.