— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) November 25, 2017
We’re currently in the middle of “13 Days of Black Mirror“ courtesy of Netflix and the streaming giant dropped the trailer for one of the episodes from the upcoming season, titled “Arkangel.” It is directed by Jodie Foster and features a very upset Rosemarie DeWitt deciding to go to some drastic measures after she loses track of her child at the park one day. Nothing says good parenting like a needle in the side of the head and creepy organizations promising “control” over your children.
If there’s one thing you should have learned about science fiction up to this point, you should never trust the seemingly benevolent corporation — unless it is the group San Junipero. Things are bound to go south pretty quickly.
“Arkangel” will be written by Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and Foster will be one of a few directors dipping their toes into the cybernetic “twilight” zone. She’ll be joined by Australian director John Hillcoat, director of The Road, The Proposition, and Triple 9, Hard Candy director David Slade, and HBO veteran director Tim Van Patten.
The season itself doesn’t have a release date yet, but one can likely expect some sort of an announcement by the end of this 13-day celebration of Black Mirror. If we end up getting it as some sort of twisted Christmas present to close out 2017, could it possibly make the entire year worth it? Not at all, but it will be a nice way to binge.