Long after the announcement that Black Mirror would be moving homes, from the BBC to Netflix, we’ve finally gotten our first look at the newest season of Charlie Booker’s modern sci fi epic. Unlike the previous two seasons, this one will run twice the length offering us six new episodes as opposed to the traditional three episode season.
Black Mirror is an anthology series that plays particular attention to current events, technology, and social stigmas and presents these ideas through the classic lens of science fiction. The first two seasons, along with a special Christmas episode that stars John Hamm, have presented some of the most riveting television since the original Twilight Zone and features an array of new and up and coming talent. Past episodes have featured Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Captain America: The First Avenger), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurrasic World, The Village), and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina).
In addition to the upcoming third season and it’s accompanying trailer, it was also announced today that the show was already renewed by Netflix for a fourth season. Robert Downey Jr. is also set to produce a film adaptation of one of the episodes from the first season called, The Entire History of You, which he won the rights to after a bidding war with George Clooney. The episode focuses on a reality where most people have a new piece of technology called a ‘grain’ implanted behind their ear and it records everything that they see, do, or hear and it allows the to rewind and review previous moments in their lives.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out BlackMirror yet, it’s currently available in it’s entirety on Netflix. Season 3 is set to release on October 21st, 2016.