Dystopian anthology collection Black Mirror has been a giant hit on Netflix ever because it premiered over ten years in the past. That includes a few of Hollywood’s most interesting actors, every episode explores up to date points, often with an surprising, sci-fi twist. 2018’s particular episode, Bandersnatch, even made viewers participate in a “select your personal journey” story.
Discussing how Black Mirror got here to be within the first place, creator, author, and producer Charlie Brooker advised the Monetary Instances in June 2023, “The present started as a result of I wished to do one thing that was not like different applications, and had loads of selection in it, as a result of it stops me becoming bored.” Unsurprisingly, followers rapidly grew to become obsessive about the present’s unpredictable standalone tales. However is Black Mirror coming again for a seventh season? Right here’s what we all know up to now.
Was Black Mirror renewed for season 7?
Netflix has but to formally renew Black Mirror for a seventh season, however all indicators level to the anthology collection returning for extra episodes.
Season 6 hit Netflix on June 15, 4 years after season 5 was launched on June 5, 2019. It wouldn’t come as a shock if season 7 got here after a protracted wait, too. It’s additionally fully doable that the following season might comply with this summer time launch schedule. However we’ll have to attend and see.
What is going to Black Mirror season 7 be about?
Each season of Black Mirror ups the ante, exploring the intersection of expertise and humanity in ever extra distressing methods. Because of this, the staff behind the Netflix present has its work minimize out for it ought to Black Mirror return for a seventh season.
In an interview with Tudum, Brooker mentioned his strategy to creating season 6, saying, “I started this season by intentionally upending a few of my very own core assumptions about what to anticipate.” He continued, “Consequently, this time, alongside a few of the extra acquainted Black Mirror tropes we’ve additionally bought a number of new parts… to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is. The tales are all nonetheless tonally Black Mirror through-and-through—however with some loopy swings and extra selection than ever earlier than.”
Brooker additionally revealed that he likes to maintain individuals guessing in terms of the present’s content material, telling Tudum, “I’ve at all times felt that Black Mirror ought to function tales which can be fully distinct from each other, and preserve shocking individuals—and myself—or else what’s the purpose? It needs to be a collection that may’t be simply outlined, and might preserve reinventing itself.”
Who will star in Black Mirror season 7?
Discussing the season 6 solid, Brooker advised Tudum, “Bringing all of it to life we’ve bought an unimaginable roster of disgustingly skillful, sensible administrators working with a solid of actors so gifted they frankly haven’t any proper to exist.”
The sixth season of Black Mirror included the likes of Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Zazie Beetz, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Rory Culkin. Earlier seasons have featured stars equivalent to Miley Cyrus, Domhnall Gleeson, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jon Hamm. It’s secure to imagine that if Black Mirror returns for an additional season, much more of our favourite actors will seem.
What else has Charlie Brooker mentioned about Black Mirror?
Throughout an interview with Empire journal in June 2023, the present’s creator, Charlie Brooker, revealed that he’d used ChatGPT to put in writing an episode of the present. “The very first thing I did was sort ‘generate Black Mirror episode’ and it comes up with one thing that, at first look, reads plausibly, however on second look, is shit,” he defined. “As a result of all it’s executed is search for all of the synopses of Black Mirror episodes, and type of mush them collectively.” Whereas ChatGPT positively appears like one thing out of a Black Mirror episode, it’s not about to exchange the present’s writers.
In the identical interview, Brooker advised that future seasons of Black Mirror might actually discover any matter. “There’s no level in having an anthology present in the event you can’t break your personal guidelines,” he advised Empire. “Only a type of good, chilly glass of water within the face.” Mainly, if Netflix renews Black Mirror for a seventh season, anticipate the surprising.
Amy Mackelden is a contract author, editor, and incapacity activist. Her bylines embrace Harper’s BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Impartial, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Sickness, and beforehand spent all of her cash on Kylie Cosmetics.