Black Mirror will be returning to our screens in June this year, and there is a high level of anticipation for the darkly comic anthology series to make its comeback with season six. Show creator Charlie Brooker has explained that the new season will redefine the series in sum.
“I’ve always felt that Black Mirror should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another and keep surprising people — and myself — or else what’s the point?” Brooker told Netflix. “It should be a series that can’t be easily defined and can keep reinventing itself.”
He continued, “Partly as a challenge and partly to keep things fresh for both me and the viewer, I began this season by deliberately upending some of my own core assumptions about what to expect. Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes, we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is.”
The cast for the show is very promising and includes Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, David Shields, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin and Zazie Beetz. “The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through,” Brooker added, “but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.”