Netflix drops trailer for Black Mirror season six
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Prepare for an overwhelming urge to switch off your phone forever and lob it into the ocean, because Black Mirror is officially coming back!
Here's a first look:
For the first time in four years, fans are about to be treated to brand new episodes of the unnerving dystopian series.
Though, between ChatGPT and whatever Elon Musk is doing with blue ticks on Twitter, it has sometimes felt like we're living out our own episode in real time...
Last season, all the way back in 2019, starred the likes of Anthony Mackie, Pom Klementieff, Andrew Scott, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and most notably, Miley Cyrus.
And this season, we'll be getting just as famous faces including Deadpool's Zazie Beetz, Kate Mara, Josh Hartnett, Paapa Essiedu, and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul.
For a while, fans weren't sure if they'd ever get another season of Black Mirror, with creator Charlie Brooker admitting that he wasn't sure whether people could handle more doom and gloom.
Speaking to Radio Times in 2020, he said: "I've been busy doing things. I don't know what I can say about what I'm doing and not doing.
"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."
In fairness, it can all be a little grim without Brooker and fellow showrunner Annabel Jones pointing it out to us - but this show is just too good *not* to watch.
Variety reported back in 2021 that season six was hinted to be 'even more cinematic in scope, with each instalment being treated as an individual film'.
But since then, it's been radio silence from the Black Mirror team.
That was until Tuesday (25 April), when the Black Mirror Twitter account suddenly came back to life.
"What have we missed?" their first tweet in four years read.
Oh, nothing crazy. Just a global health pandemic, the downfall of Twitter as we know it, an attack on Capitol Hill, a couple of prime ministers, and Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. The usual!
Getting in on the excitement, Brooker tweeted a simple 'thinking' emoji.
And Netflix themselves, who refused to give anything away too soon, replied to the ominous tweet that 'scientists are still creating robots that slowly harness more and more advanced AI like they haven't watched a single episode of your show'.
Black Mirror fans begged for more information, but all three accounts remained tight-lipped - until now.
This new season can't come soon enough!
Although, looks like we'll have to wait and see when season six arrives on Netflix in June 2023.
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