“Black Mirror” Officially Set to Return For Season 6 This June
After a nearly four-year hiatus, Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is finally returning for season six this summer. The mind-bending sci-fi anthology series premiered season five in June 2019 with only three one-hour-plus-long installments, but Variety reported that the forthcoming season will feature more episodes.
Netflix hasn’t shared too many details about “Black Mirror”‘s sixth season yet but released its first teaser trailer featuring the new cast – which includes Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Paapa Essiedu, Kate Mara, and Zazie Beetz – on April 26. In the announcement, the streamer teased that the new season is “the most unpredictable, unclassifiable, and unexpected yet.”
A source close to the show’s production previously told Variety the dystopian series will be “even more cinematic in scope” when it returns, as each stand-alone installment will be crafted as an individual film. The hope is that “Black Mirror” will follow the same pattern as its last season, which showcased some of its most explosive episodes to date – including the infamous “Striking Vipers” chapter, starring Anthony Mackie, Nicole Beharie, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Miley Cyrus’s “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too.”
The future of “Black Mirror” was shaky for a while after cocreator Charlie Brooker told Radio Times Magazine that he wasn’t sure viewers would have an appetite for the show’s dark content in the middle of the pandemic. “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those,” he said. “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
“Black Mirror” originally debuted on UK broadcaster Channel 4 before Netflix picked up the series after season two. Since then, the show has become a landmark on the streamer, so its return was inevitable – especially after Netflix invested in Broke and Bones, the new production company from the creators of “Black Mirror,” Deadline reported.
Ahead, here’s everything we know about “Black Mirror” season six so far, from the new cast and teaser trailer to the release date.