Twelve brand-new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s critically acclaimed Channel 4 series Black Mirror are coming to Netflix.
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the seven Channel 4 episodes, will continue to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new episodes, and Brooker has already begun writing the new episodes, which are scheduled to begin production in late 2015 from the series’ production base in the UK.
Speaking about the new commission, Brooker said:
“It’s all very exciting, a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that Black Mirror feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”
Cindy Holland, Vice President of original content at Netflix added:
“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We’re tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series.”
Black Mirror is a mind-bending series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.
It’s not yet know when the new episodes will air. It will premiere internationally in all Netflix territories outside the UK and Ireland, where plans are still being determined, but a source at Channel 4 has said it’s likely the series will air on Channel 4.
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