‘Black Mirror’ Returns For Season 6
‘Black Mirror‘ is set to return to Netflix after a (nearly) three-year hiatus according to reports today.
‘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.
Whilst we don’t have any casting or plot details at this point, the 6th Season is said to be longer than Season 5, which only consisted of 3 episodes. They are also looking to expand the scope of the episodes, with each one being treated more as individual films with a more “cinematic” feel.
The reason for the long delay between seasons has been due to some changes behind the scenes. Creator Charlie Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones left House of Tomorrow, the production company backed by Endemol Shine, to set up their own company, Broke & Bones. However, the rights to ‘Black Mirror’ stayed with Endemol Shine. Given that the series is basically a product of Brooker’s warped mind and can’t really be made without him, that left it in limbo. In 2020, Banijay Group acquired Endemol Shine (and ‘Black Mirror’), and has now come to an agreement with Broke & Bones, Brooker and Netflix to produce a new series… It’s just taken a little while to get there!
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