Dan Trachtenberg chilled and thrilled us with 10 Cloverfield Lane, and now we can expect him to do that again with Black Mirror.
The British anthology series got a 12-episode third season order from Netflix. Trachtenberg will direct one of those episodes, Deadline reported this morning.
The series is a Twilight Zone for the digital age, each standalone episode featuring dark social commentary about the advances and dangers of technology.
Among the cast set for episodes in season 3 are Bryce Dallas Howard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Malachi Kirby, and Alice Eve.
10 Cloverfield Lane had me on edge for just about the entire film – and left me on edge for a while after I left the theater – so Trachtenberg seems like a perfect fit for the disturbing and frightening Black Mirror.
Charlie Brooker, who created Black Mirror, is writing all of the episodes for the new season. A season 3 premiere date has not yet been announced.