The third season of Black Mirror (now a Netflix exclusive) is set to drop in two days, on Friday, October 21st, but they know they've already been testing your patience so they've dropped a brand new featurette and image gallery for your perusal! Listen to the show's creators talk about its intensely dark, human stories and follow along with these new stills, which show off different aspects of each episode. Check them out below!
The first image is from episode 1, "San Junipero," starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (CONCUSSION) and a nerded-out Mackenzie Davis (FREAKS OF NATURE), directed by Owen Harris.
The next three are from episode 2, "Shut Up and Dance," featuring Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther, directed by James Watkins.
The following two are from episode 3, "Nosedive," directed by ATONEMENT's Joe Wright and starring Bryce Dallas Howard. It's a satire about "acceptance and the image we like to portray," and how social media presents a fake, heightened appearance that we start to believe.
The next three are from episode 4, "Men Against Fire," starring Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer, directed by Jakob Verbruggen.
The next image is from episode 5, "Hated in the Nation," featuring Kelly MacDonald and directed by James Hawes.
The final image is from episode 6, "Playtest," from 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE's Dan Trachtenbeg. It stars Wyatt Russell as an adrenaline junkie who dives into an augmented reality gaming experience. It will apparently be the most "popcorn movie"-esque of the episodes, though it still has a vein of darkness running through it.
Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.