The hugely controversial (and hilariously funny) dark comedy ‘Black Mirror’ is set to return for a third series on Netflix. Creator Charlie Brooker has dubbed the new series as being ‘more demented than Pokemon GO’.
Brooker unleashed ‘Black Mirror’ on UK viewers back in 2011. The show (although often bewildering) became an instant cult hit, with episodes centred around the dark reality of the digital age and the frequently flawed morality of human nature. The first series, which in one episode featured a fictional UK Prime Minister having sex with a pig (in an oddly prophetic way) achieved worldwide critical acclaim, winning an International Emmy, a Rose D’or and a Peabody Award.
Black Mirror went on to have a successful second series and a Christmas special ‘White Christmas’ that featured actors Jon Hamm and Rafe Spall. It has recently been picked up by Netflix (who outbid Channel 4 for the rights to the show) and this week, news of a third series has began to circulate.
Since the Christmas Special in 2014, there were a number of rumours regarding what was next for ‘Black Mirror’ with reported interest from novelist Stephen King and actor Robert Downey Jr. who wanted to turn the series one episode ‘The Entire History of You’ into a feature length movie.
The third series will begin on October 21 of this year an is set to feature an episode written by Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones. It will also feature performances by Bryce Dallas Howard, Wyatt Russell, Mackenzie Davis and Alice Eve.
Here’s what Charlie Brooker had to say about the upcoming series:
“It’s fair to say that this season, some of the ideas are because we were aware of the greater progress of the world, that you’ve got to go two steps forward to stay ahead of reality at the moment… There are things that are more demented than Pokemon Go within this season.”