‘Black Mirror’ teases update on return to Netflix
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‘Black Mirror’ teases update on return to Netflix

Last year, the hit Netflix dystopia series Black Mirror was confirmed to return for a sixth season four years after the conclusion of its latest run. The show, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK for its first two seasons, has been stalled over the past few years due to a stalemate between Netflix and the owner of Black Mirror

The trail ran cold until May 2022, when Variety announced that a deal had been reached and a sixth season was under active development. “It’s been almost three years since Season 5 of the dystopian drama premiered on the streaming service in June 2019, but sources indicate that a new anthology series of Black Mirror is shaping up, and casting is now underway,” Variety reported at the time. 

While details were sparse, they added: “A source close to the production tells Variety that the latest season is even more cinematic in scope, with each instalment being treated as an individual film. This is, of course, in line with recent seasons of Black Mirror. for which episodes usually exceeded 60 minutes and had incredibly high production values.”

Since then, some of the star-studded cast has been revealed alongside the directional team behind the new episodes. The directors confirmed are Toby Haynes, Uta Briesewitz, John Crowley and Ally Pankiw. 

The most excitement came when Aaron Paul, the actor behind Breaking Bad’s Jesse, was confirmed for episode one. According to The Sun, Paul’s episode was filmed in the UK throughout July 2022 in Rye, East Sussex. The report stated: “In a video, the A-lister could be seen wearing 1950s clothing, and a classic old-fashioned truck was parked on the street.”

Today, the Black Mirror Twitter account stoked the fire by posting the cryptic message: “what have we missed?” Naturally, prominent figures and fans alike have jumped in the comments to speculate. It appears the announcement of a release date for the long-awaited sixth season could be with us very shortly. 

See the post and some of the comments below.