Charlie Brooker’s dystopian sci-fi series Black Mirror is reportedly coming back for a seventh season. After taking a four-year filming break, the show returned to screens earlier this year to record numbers on Netflix.
Season 6, which Best of Netflix said in a review delivered “a mixed bag of episodes that lack the beguiling cohesiveness, pin-sharp storytelling, and nuanced foreshadowing that have made the title a hallowed name in the world of television”, starred big-name actors like Aaron Paul and Salma Hayek.
Although the reception was missed, fans will be excited at the prospect of another season. No casting decisions have yet been confirmed, but the show is going into production sometime later this year with Brooker, Annabel Jones, and Jessica Rhoades at the helm as executive producers.
Brooker has previously denied that the show’s move from Channel 4 to Netflix meant it “lost its edge”, but viewers will have to wait to find out plot details, which are being kept firmly under wraps, which is partially due to the complicated nature of the Black Mirror rights.
It also accounted for the slight delay between seasons 5 and 6. Both Brooker and Jones left the Enedemol Shine-backed House of Tomorrow production company in 2020, moving to Netflix as Broke and Jones production.
The Black Mirror rights then remained with Endemol Shine, which was bought by the Banijay Group, who licensed the show to Netflix.
Watch a trailer for the last instalment of Black Mirror below: