After four years, Netflix drops a star-studded teaser for the most-anticipated sequel to the award-winning contemporary anthology.
Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi drama anthology series on Netflix is returning this June for Season 6. Three years after the hiatus, the show’s creator and showrunner tease more surprises in the upcoming installment, hinting at more dysfunction, darker themes, and dystopian plots.
Released in the last week of April, the Black Mirror trailer provided a glimpse of the cast for the season, including top acting talents Salma Hayek, Anjana Vasa, Annie Murphy, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hanna, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Samuel Blenkin, Auden Thornton, Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Michael Cera, Kate Mara, Ben Barnes, and Zazie Beetz. Breaking his own rules, Charlie Brooker shared that he stretched the parameters of what Black Mirror has been relegating to its fans this season.
As captioned on the video, the new season promises an unpredictable, unclassifiable, and unexpected season yet—furthermore indicating it to be as dark and grim as it has been. As per Brooker in an interview: “I’ve always felt that Black Mirror should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another and keep surprising people, or else what’s the point? It should be a series that can’t be easily defined. So, 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 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.”
He added that the stories of Black Mirror Season 6 will remain tonally true to the show through and through—but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever. It will also bring to life an incredible roster of disgustingly skilled, smart directors working with a cast of actors so talented they frankly have no right to exist. “I can’t wait for people to binge their way through it all and hope they enjoy it—especially the bits they shouldn’t,” Brooker further enticed.
Quick Lookback of Black Mirror
In 2011, Black Mirror debuted as a satirical anthology series set in near-future dystopias with a dark and unsettling concept. It was first broadcast in the UK on Channel 4, which aired the first and second seasons. Despite its disturbing nature, the show managed to captivate the curiosity of its viewers and was subsequently acquired by Netflix in 2016.
At present, Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones work together with Bisha K. Ali for Black Mirror through their new production company, Broke & Bones. The rights to the show’s format were licensed to Netflix by Banijay Rights.
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