Since starting in 2011, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has become compulsive viewing, and now, the show has been renewed by Netflix for yet another season.
Initially, the show began on British broadcaster Channel 4 before it moved to Netlfix in 2016. Since the streaming giant bought the rights to Black Mirror, there have been shifts in episode format, with the later seasons also including more advantageous casting choices. From higher-profile actors like Topher Grace and Bryce Dallas Howard to the inclusion of popstar Miley Cyrus in a central role.
Reports from Variety suggest that casting for the new season is currently underway. However, details of the series remain few and far between. Currently, it’s too early to discern casting choices and release dates, but the forthcoming series will reportedly be more cinematic and contain more episodes.
Back in 2020, show creator Brooker spoke openly about his uncertainty for the show’s future, “I’ve been busy, doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing. At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
Brooker even discussed the possibility of another interactive experience similar to Bandersnatch. “By the end I was saying, ‘Oh I’ve got an idea’. It’s definitely something I would do again and I think there are lots of ways to tackle it. The biggest challenge is narratively. It would have to justify being interactive otherwise, why put yourself through that?”
Whether or not the interactive element of Bandersnatch will make its way into the new season remains to be seen, but if you want to get caught up, you can stream the feature-length special and all five available seasons of Black Mirror on Netflix.