It’s been a long, long time coming, but Black Mirror is finally set to return to our screens. And it’s about time, too, because it kinda felt like it’d seeped into real life for a minute there – you know, given that we’re living through a pandemic, robot waiters in restaurants and the fresh new Elon Musk-era of Twitter. *Shudders*.
As reported by Variety, the hit Netflix show – which originally became a cult sensation on Channel 4 – is finally back in production, with sources promising a ‘more cinematic’ approach to season 6. The news comes three whole years after season 5 aired on Netflix, starring big names such as Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus and Jesse Plemons.
It’s reported that production was delayed due to licensing issues with Black Mirror‘s parent company, Endemol Shine, which Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones parted ways with back in 2020. Now under the Banijay Group, it appears Netflix has finally been able to strike a deal to produce yet more episodes of the sci-fi thriller – however, neither Banijay or Netflix are willing to comment on the exciting news just yet.
Black Mirror has scooped up a number of awards over the years (including multiple BAFTAs and Emmys), with an array of critically acclaimed episodes under its belt including San Junipero, Nosedive, Bandersnatch and Striking Vipers.
Brooker has since put his dark humour into the hit mockumentary Death to 2020, which parodied the year of the pandemic and was recently followed up with Death to 2021.
There’s no word on when we can expect new episodes to drop, or where the team is up to with production, however, stay tuned right here for updates as and when they come.