The dystopian drama Black Mirror is a cult favorite with Netflix viewers in the US. Now the streaming giant is set to bring new episodes to telly.
As first reported by RadioTimes.com, sources involved in the negotiations between Netflix, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker, and Brooker’s production company House of Tomorrow have stated that the parties have agreed to terms for “multiple episodes” of the dark and disturbing drama.
Official representatives have so far declined to give formal statements, but it is understood that Channel 4 has a first-look deal for UK broadcast rights of the new Black Mirror episodes, and that Brooker (Dead Set, A Touch of Cloth) is in the process of writing scripts.
The first two seasons of Black Mirror aired on the UK’s Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013, respectively, before Netflix picked up US streaming rights for them last year. Since then, the dystopian drama about what Brooker (Dead Set, A Touch of Cloth) calls the “side effects” of technology has become a cult hit in the States.
Jon Hamm starred alongside Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin for the Black Mirror: White Christmas 2014 holiday special, which premiered on Channel 4 and DirecTV’s Audience Channel in the US. (It is still not available on Netflix.)
Each of the stories is set in a not-so-distant-future dystopian society, and takes a different cut at the dark side of technology, from anonymous YouTube users and smartphone voyeurs, to Google Glass-like implants on the eyeballs and the ability to block people in real life the way one can on social media.
As I noted in this post, the series can be summed up in this one line from the Black Mirror opener: “The world’s bloody broken!”
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