Everything We Know About Black Mirror Season Five
You probably still haven't recovered the deadly robot dog hunters in Black Mirror Season Four, but the acclaimed sci-fi anthology has already announced its return to Netflix.
Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror will officially return for a fifth season, as Netflix announced on Twitter with the tagline, "The future will be brighter than ever." While the tweet didn't give any additional details about a premiere date, it's safe to assume it will return near the end of 2018, when other seasons have dropped on Netflix. As for who will be joining this fifth season, we're not sure what actors are on board yet, but Brooker has been steadily getting more and more high profile names in individual episodes.
Brooker also been taking more risks. Season Four's feature-length "USS Callister" was a chilling look inside toxic fandom with a Star Trek satire. The creator has also been vocal about trying some less depressing stuff after the Emmy-winning Season Three episode "San Junipero," a love story that spanned decades inside a virtual reality paradise.
As Brooker said of "San Junipero" ahead of Season Four:
I would say that because it was a departure in tone—the fact that it had an upbeat ending was a way of me resetting what I thought the scripts were—and the fact that that worked definitely had some bearing on where my head is at, script-wise. Looking at the world, it's hard to know quite how to react because the situation keeps changing every 15 minutes and you don't know what mindset people are going to be in come when we release the season. So it's had some bearing. We decide the order of episodes after we finish shooting. When something like that lands really well—and people love or hate all the episodes—but since that one resonated so much, you don't want to hit the same bell again, even though it's tempting. We have to be unpredictable with the show. We're kind of back to doing more different things again.
This post will be updated when we have more information on Black Mirror's fifth season.
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