Ever since Channel 4’s incredible, bleak, and eerily prescient sci-fi series Black Mirror hit Netflix stateside, it has been either on everyone’s “to be watched” list or “I’ve watched Black Mirror and I need to make all my friends watch it with religious fervor” list. A pitch black anthology series in the vein of The Twilight Zone, people couldn’t stop talking about it, that is as soon as they were able to wipe the shell-shocked looks off their faces and work up the courage to leave their homes again.
It was rumored earlier this month that Netflix was thinking of picking up the series for more episodes, and today, The New York Times correspondent David Itzkoff took to Twitter to confirm that the rumors were indeed true.
Netflix confirms that it’s picked up a new season of BLACK MIRROR, with 12 new episodes to be produced starting later this year.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 25, 2015
According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix has ordered 12 episodes (an upgrade from the usual three episodes a season), and the original executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will be following the project to its new home.
“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable,” Booker said. “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.”
Production is supposed to kick off later this year, with episodes probably showing up mid to late 2016. That should give viewers about enough time to recover from “Fifteen Million Merits.”
(Via Entertainment Weekly)