Rumors have been spreading around that Netflix would be picking up the critically acclaimed British series, "Black Mirror."
For those unfamiliar, "Black Mirror" is an anthology series reminiscent of, say, "The Twilight Zone," wherein each episode chronicles the consequences of technology, modern society, etc.
So far, the show has had seven episodes in two seasons--the first two had three episodes apiece, plus a Christmas special.
The show will retain executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones for this new season, which will consist of twelve episodes. Production for the U.K. series is set to begin in late 2015.
Executive producer and showrunner Charlie Brooker had the following to say:
"It's all very exciting -- a whole new bunch of 'Black Mirror' episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. 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.”
The folks over at Netflix are also equally excited with the new acquisition. Cindy Holland, the vice president of original content at Netflix said:
“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We’re tremendously proud to bring 'Black Mirror' to our members as a Netflix original series.”
Episode release date has yet to be determined, but Netflix has the rights to the series outside of the UK and Ireland. As such, it's safe to assume that each episode will premiere there first, before having a simultaneous release via Netflix all over the rest of the world. In other words, don't expect there to be twelve episodes available on day one.
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