Earlier this month we found out that Netflix might step in to produce new episodes of Black Mirror, the cult-hit, sci-fi thriller from across the pond, and today Variety is reporting that the streaming giant has officially picked the show up for an all-new, 12-episode run.
Winner of an International Emmy Award in the TV Movie/Mini-Series category and a Peabody Award, Black Mirror explores the darkest corners of modern existence. Think Twilight Zone, but for the digital age … or a more subtle, non-awful One Missed Call.
The twisted scenarios depicted in the first two seasons center around the theme of our slavish reliance on technology, and how it gives us the tools to torture ourselves/each other in increasingly inventive and horrifying ways.
The series first aired on the U.K.’s Channel 4, and has two full-length seasons under its belt, both of which are currently available on Netflix. Apparently, however, that wasn’t enough for the streaming service and it decided to take matters into its own hands.
Charlie Brooker, who executive produced the first seven episodes of the series, told Variety “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.”
We don’t have a release date yet, but the wheels have been set in motion and it’s only a matter of time before you can binge on a dozen of bizarre, disturbing, darkly comedic installments of Black Mirror.
Who’s the fairest streamer of them all? The answer seems pretty obvious at this point.