‘Black Mirror’ Season 6: Everything We Know So Far

‘Black Mirror’ Season 6: Everything We Know So Far

Exciting news about the long-awaited return of the disturbing anthology series!

It’s been nearly four years since Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Anabel Jones have given us new episodes in the fifth installment, released in June 2019. Booker has said in interviews that he decided to take a break from working on writing the new season amidst the pandemic, saying it would be “too depressing” for audiences at the time.

The anthology show features a world in various stages of dependency on technology. Prior to being isolated and stuck with endless virtual Zoom meetings, the show seemed like a fun concept of how society can be immensely benefited from the use of technology. It also shows the more bleak and disturbing downsides of those same technologic advancements, often exaggerating current societal culture regarding technology, specifically the internet.

In January 2020, Booker and Jones actually left their production company “House of Tomorrow,” which was backed by Endemol Shine Group, which was acquired by Banijay Group. The creative pair then started up a new production company called “Broke and Bones,” which Netflix took under its massive wing with a $100 million investment, which released the rights for Black Mirror from under Banijay Group.

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?

Season 6 of Black Mirror will finally be released this Summer. While a specific date has not been revealed, we do know that the new season will be available this coming June, four years after the release of Season 5.

Where Can I Watch Black Mirror Season 6?

Season 6 will be released exclusively on Netflix, where you can also watch the 5 previous installments and specials, such as “White Christmas” and the interactive Black Mirror movie, “Bandersnatch.”

Throughout each episode, you can deduce where an episode belongs on a loose chronological timeline about other episodes based on the level of advancement in the technology being used. Fortunately, being an anthology series, you can watch the episodes in any order without compromising your comprehension of each story. Later episodes in the series often contain many “Easter eggs” that reference other episodes, further alluding that the episodes all share the same universe.

Bandersnatch is set in 1984, which places it at the very beginning of that timeline. Throughout the movie, viewers are prompted to make selections on their screens using their remote control. These selections then dictate what happens next in the story, not unlike a “choose-your-own-adventure” style novel.

The average viewing time for Bandersnatch is about 90 minutes, with 5 distinctly different endings. Some of the shortest paths led to a runtime of about 40 minutes, depending on what choices the viewer makes.

Is There a Trailer for Black Mirror Season 6?

A teaser trailer for Black Mirror Season 6 was released on Netflix’s YouTube channel on April 26, 2023. Set to a cover of “I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire,” the trailer gives us a glimpse at what the new episodes this season will be about as we see Aaron Paul in a space station, an eerie flashy smiling face, Zazie Beetz using dial-up internet, Paapa Essiedu clad in a white fluffy parka, and plenty of tech (and humanity) going awry.

Who Is the Creative Team Behind The New Season of Black Mirror?

Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones are returning for the new seasons, along with executive producers Jessica Rhoades (Station Eleven) and Bisha K. Ali (Ms. Marvel). No directors have been revealed yet.

How Many Episodes Will This Season of Black Mirror Have?

It has been confirmed that this season will have more episodes than the previous installment, which only had 3. The episodes will be roughly the same length of about an hour runtime. As mentioned, thanks to the new production company Broke and Bones, these new episodes will be of higher production quality.

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