Last year, we reported that Netflix would be taking the reins for the acclaimed British anthology series Black Mirror. Like The Twilight Zone before it, Black Mirror was a series that tackled moral questions in a science fiction setting. Some episodes were better than others, but all managed to question the consequences of technology, modern society, the media, and everything in between.
"It's all very exciting -- a whole new bunch of 'Black Mirror' episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable,” Showrunner Charlie Brooker said after the deal was signed with the streaming service. “Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that 'Black Mirror' feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”
Slow bits of news pieces rolled in the months following. They locked down 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg and Atonement director Joe Wright to each helm an episode of the series. In addition, they nabbed terrific on screen talent like Jurassic World’s Bryce Dallas Howard and The Martian’s Mackenzie Davis.
Now, for the first time, we get to see how all of it is coming together in a brand new trailer.
Check it out below!
As a fan of the first two seasons of Black Mirror, as well as a fan of horror anthologies in general, I have to say, I’m sold. The budget and scope of these stories seem to have been upped a bit, and their concepts just as fresh as ever. So long as it retains the core of its style, it can be a huge win for Netflix.
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