Exciting news about the long-awaited return of the disturbing anthology series!
It has been almost four years since the release of the fifth installment of “Black Mirror” in June 2019. The creators, Charlie Brooker and Anabel Jones, took a break from writing new episodes during the pandemic. Brooker mentioned in interviews that he felt the content would be “too depressing” for audiences during that time.
“Black Mirror” is an anthology show that explores different aspects of society’s reliance on technology. It presents both the positive and negative impacts of technological advancements. Prior to the pandemic, when people were heavily reliant on virtual meetings, the show seemed like a fascinating concept highlighting the potential benefits of technology. However, it also delves into the darker and more unsettling consequences of our dependence on technology, often magnifying the current cultural trends and issues surrounding the internet.
In January 2020, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones departed from their previous production company “House of Tomorrow,” which was supported by Endemol Shine Group. Following their departure, they established a new production company called “Broke and Bones.” Netflix subsequently made a significant investment of $100 million in the company, which resulted in the transfer of the rights for “Black Mirror” from Banijay Group to Netflix. This allowed the show to continue its future seasons under the new production company.
Season 6 of Black Mirror was greenlit in May 2022 and filming kicked off the next month.
When Will Black Mirror Season 6 Be Released?
Black Mirror fans can mark their calendars for the highly anticipated Season 6, which is set to arrive on Netflix on June 15, 2023, at 8 am BST. Show creator Charlie Brooker expressed his excitement about the upcoming season, emphasizing the importance of delivering distinct and surprising stories that continually reinvent the series. Black Mirror aims to offer thought-provoking narratives that defy easy categorization and keep viewers engaged.
Where Can I Watch Black Mirror Season 6?
Season 6 of Black Mirror will be exclusively released on Netflix, where viewers can also find the five previous seasons and specials like “White Christmas” and the interactive movie “Bandersnatch.” Netflix serves as the platform for fans to access the entire collection of thought-provoking and dystopian episodes from the series.
The episodes of Black Mirror can be loosely placed on a chronological timeline based on the level of technological advancement depicted in each story. However, due to the anthology format of the series, viewers have the freedom to watch the episodes in any order without losing their understanding of the individual stories. In later episodes, there are often hidden references and “Easter eggs” that connect to other episodes, suggesting a shared universe within the series.
The interactive movie “Bandersnatch” is set in 1984, placing it at the early stage of the Black Mirror timeline. In the movie, viewers are presented with choices on their screens and use their remote control to make selections. These choices determine the subsequent events and storyline, resembling the format of a “choose-your-own-adventure” novel.
On average, the viewing time for “Bandersnatch” is around 90 minutes. However, the length can vary depending on the choices made by the viewer throughout the interactive experience. Some paths can lead to shorter runtimes of approximately 40 minutes, while others may result in a longer viewing experience. The movie offers five distinct endings, adding to the replayability and variety of outcomes.
Is There a Trailer for Black Mirror Season 6?
Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer for Season 6 of “Black Mirror” on April 26, 2023, on their YouTube channel. The trailer features a cover of the song “I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire” and provides a sneak peek into the themes and stories of the upcoming episodes. The trailer showcases Aaron Paul aboard a space station, a mysterious smiling face, Zazie Beetz using dial-up internet, Paapa Essiedu wearing a white fluffy parka, and various instances of technology and human experiences gone wrong. It offers intriguing glimpses into the intriguing and unsettling world of “Black Mirror.”
Who Is the Creative Team Behind The New Season of Black Mirror?
For the upcoming seasons of “Black Mirror,” the original creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will be returning. Joining them as executive producers are Jessica Rhoades, known for her work on “Station Eleven,” and Bisha K. Ali, who is also involved with the “Ms. Marvel” series. As of now, no directors have been announced for the new seasons.
How Many Episodes Will This Season of Black Mirror Have?
It has been confirmed that the upcoming season of “Black Mirror” will feature more episodes than the previous installment, which only had three episodes. The episodes will have a runtime of approximately one hour, similar to previous seasons. With the involvement of the new production company, Broke and Bones, the episodes are expected to have higher production quality.