It’s been three years since Black Mirror season 5 released on Netflix but at long last, the dystopian drama which premiered in June 2019, but according to reports by Variety, a new anthology series of “Black Mirror” is in development with casting underway.
While details are released, Season 6 will have more episodes than Season 5, which comprised of just three installments and will have an “even more cinematic in scope, with each installment being treated as an individual film.”
This news comes as a surprise since Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker himself threw doubt on “Black Mirror’s” future two years ago, telling the UK’s Radio Times magazine, “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.”
In February, Netflix launched Brooker’s animated interactive short, Cat Burglar, which asked viewers to answer trivia questions in order to advance the story of a cat named Rowdy who’s trying to steal art from a museum. The show was a tribute to cartoonist Tex Avery, who helped to create iconic cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
Black Mirror is a British anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker. Individual episodes explore a diversity of genres, but most are set in near-future dystopias utilizing a science fiction technology—a type of speculative fiction. The series is based on The Twilight Zone and uses technology to comment on contemporary social issues. Most episodes are written by Brooker, with heavy involvement by the executive producer Annabel Jones.
There are 22 episodes across five series and one special, in addition to the interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018). The first two series aired on the British network Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013, as did the 2014 special “White Christmas”. The program then moved to Netflix, where three further series aired in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Two related webisode series were produced by Netflix, and a companion book to the first four series, Inside Black Mirror, was published in 2018. Soundtracks to many episodes have been released as albums.