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Netflix reviving British anthology series Black Mirror!

09.25.2015by: Eric Walkuski

 

Check it, if you haven't seen Black Mirror yet, you're going to want to change that. The British anthology series first aired on Channel 4 in the UK back in 2011, but gained worldwide attention last year after Netflix acquired it, subsequently allowing people to get hip to its special blend of twisted dark humor and social commentary. Think of it as The Twilight Zone for the modern age, even if not every episode is strictly sci-fi or horror based. There were only six episodes - and one Christmas special (starring Jon Hamm and Rafe Spall) - and all of them are solid pieces of work.

Speaking of Christmas, it comes early today for the show's appreciators: Netflix has commissioned House of Tomorrow to produce the twelve new episodes as a Netflix original series. House of Tomorrow's Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes of the series, will continue to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new episodes. Brooker has commenced writing the new episodes, which are scheduled to begin production in late 2015 from the series’ production base in the UK.

"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,” said Brooker.

 “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,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, original content, Netflix.

The premiere date will be announced at a later date, although I'm sure we'll begin hearing some interesting names being added to the mix soon enough. The series will premiere internationally in all Netflix territories outside the UK and Ireland, where plans are still being determined.

 

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of Black Mirror?

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