It’s been almost three years since season 5 of the dystopian drama premiered on the streaming service in June 2019, but word has emerged that a new anthology, Black Mirror, is in the works and is currently being cast.
While details about specific stories have been kept under wraps, type It is understood that Season 6 will have more episodes than Season 5, which consists of just three parts, starring Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus.
A source close to production told type The latest season is more cinematic in scope, with each episode being treated as a separate film. Of course, this is in line with recent seasons of Black Mirror, which are often over 60 minutes long and have incredibly high production values.
New season of ‘Black Mirror’ debuts since creator Charlie Brook In January 2020, he and his creative partner Annabel Jones left House of Tomorrow, a production company backed by Endemol Shine Group.Soon after, the pair set up shop under new production company Broke and Bones, and Netflix quickly invested in the company In a mega-deal, it acquired parts of the business over five years that could total $100 million.
However, when Brooke and Jones left Home of Tomorrow, the rights to Black Mirror remained with parent company Endemol Shine Group, which was eventually acquired by Banijay Group in the summer of 2020. The arrangement effectively prevented Brook and Jones from making more productions until all seasons on Netflix were finalized before a deal with Banijay was finalized, which fans feared would be the end of the show.
Brooke himself doubts the future of ‘Black Mirror’ Two years ago, at the height of the pandemic, I told BBC Times magazine, “At the moment, I don’t know how much appetite there will be for stories about society falling apart, so I’m not going to write one of those. I kind of want to revisit my comics. skills, so I’ve been writing scripts designed to make myself laugh.”
Obviously, the transaction used to be It’s finally here, Banijay Rights – the company’s distribution arm Format and finished tape rights to Black Mirror — Has licensed its popular shows to Netflix.
Brooke has kept a relatively low profile since joining Netflix. Known for his incisive BBC commentary formats “Weekly Wipe” and “Screenwipe,” Brooker applied a similar spin to his Netflix annual review, “Death to 2020,” which brought in a slew of celebrities to add some stars Power and provide Brooke’s own jokes. Netflix launched its “Death to 2021” special last year. During this time, he also executive produced the special “Hollywood Clichés!”
In February, the streamer launched Brooker’s cleverly animated interactive short “Cat Burglar,” which asked viewers to answer trivia questions to advance the story of a cat named Rowdy trying to steal art from a museum. The show is a tribute to cartoonist Tex Avery, who helped create iconic cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
However, two years after joining Netflix, Brook is still pretty much synonymous with “Black Mirror,” and it makes sense for the streamer to want it back on the platform.
While the show started on BBC Channel 4 and ran for two seasons, the format became a global hit on Netflix, with big-budget, celebrity series like “San Junipero” and “USS” Callister” both reached dizzying heights at the heart of the In the Dark show, and garnered plentiful awards along the way.
Netflix and Banijay Rights declined to comment.