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American version of Channel 4 sci-fi series Black Mirror in the works

01.30.2015

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I'm very glad people have been checking out the Channel 4 series Black Mirror on Netflix. It's an absolutely twisted and brilliant show (you can read Chris Bumbray's Binge Watchin' review for it here), so why not ruin a good thing by doing an American version, right?

Co-CEOs and co-chairmen of Endemol Shine North America Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin said "there is a plan" for a U.S. take on the sci-fi anthology series during a keynote session earlier this week. Abrego and Corwin didn't reveal any details about the project, but did say Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and producer Anabel Jones “have really touched on something and I agree – we need more." There's also no word on if it'll just be remakes of the original series episodes, or completely new stuff.

Yes, I also groaned when I read the headline, however there is good news. Charlie Brooker has said in the past he'd like to be in charge of any remakes. Since the American version will come from the original studio and with Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin being so high on Brooker and Jones, there's a good chance Channel 4's Black Mirror team will be involved with the planned U.S adaptation.

I still think an American take is completely unnecessary, but I would love to see more people discover the fantastic series, and maybe it will help raise Charlier Brooker's profile in the United States. Are you down for a U.S. version of Black Mirror?

And since more Charlie Brooker is never a bad thing:

Source: Variety

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1:33PM on 01/30/2015
because remaking Broadchurch went sooo well... Stop it!
because remaking Broadchurch went sooo well... Stop it!
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10:36AM on 01/30/2015

Ugh

Here they come to wreck the day!
Here they come to wreck the day!
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10:30AM on 01/30/2015

just started watching Black Mirror last week on Netflix

It's amazing. I'm not looking forward to the American version. There's no way they can make the show as gritty and twisted and have it air on Prime Time
It's amazing. I'm not looking forward to the American version. There's no way they can make the show as gritty and twisted and have it air on Prime Time
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9:59AM on 01/30/2015
If this means we get less Brooker in the UK, then no, the US "remake" can politely fuck off.
If this means we get less Brooker in the UK, then no, the US "remake" can politely fuck off.
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9:38AM on 01/30/2015

Maybe

I'm for this only if they stay away from the stories Black Mirror has already done and instead tackle new stories. We could always use a solid sci-fi anthology series.
I'm for this only if they stay away from the stories Black Mirror has already done and instead tackle new stories. We could always use a solid sci-fi anthology series.
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8:27AM on 01/30/2015
stop it. if it were a show that spoke a different language, I get it, but stop remaking British shows. They're widely available for us to watch.
stop it. if it were a show that spoke a different language, I get it, but stop remaking British shows. They're widely available for us to watch.
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8:26AM on 01/30/2015
I think this is a great news. There's hardly any good science fiction / horror series, like Black Mirror or The Outer Limits. The more, the merrier.
I think this is a great news. There's hardly any good science fiction / horror series, like Black Mirror or The Outer Limits. The more, the merrier.
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