'Black Mirror' creator Charlie Brooker says the brand new season is sort of a 'reboot' however 'expands the remit' of earlier seasons

  • “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker mentioned he sees the upcoming season as a “reboot.”
  • He mentioned at a Netflix UK occasion that the brand new episodes are “each the identical and completely different from the place we have gone earlier than.”
  • The anthology collection has been on hiatus since 2019. The brand new season will premiere in June. 

“Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker has mentioned that he sees the upcoming sixth season of the Netflix anthology collection as a “reboot.”

It was introduced on Wednesday that the Emmy award-winning drama, which has been on an nearly four-year hiatus, will likely be returning to screens in June. 

“So this season of ‘Black Mirror’ is each the identical and completely different from the place we have gone earlier than,” Brooker mentioned in a prerecorded video message at Netflix UK’s See What’s Subsequent occasion attended by Insider on Wednesday.

“I wished to type of reboot the present a bit of, and barely transfer away from simply focusing fully on know-how by setting most of our tales previously,” he continued. 

Nevertheless, Brooker mentioned that the brand new season — the episode depend of which is unknown — has ended up being a combination of tales set sooner or later in addition to the previous as a result of he discovered himself arising with “some concepts that have been a bit of extra futuristic.”

Paapa Essiedu in a production still from "Black Mirror" season 6.

Paapa Essiedu in a manufacturing nonetheless from “Black Mirror” season six.

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Brooker, who has penned all the new episodes, added that the ultimate product is a “little bit of a mixture” however added that he thinks it “hopefully expands the remit of what ‘Black Mirror’ is whereas protecting it nonetheless the identical form of unpredictability.”

He additionally mentioned: “What I all the time used to say about all of the earlier seasons of ‘Black Mirror,’ there was an enormous selection amongst the tales. It was like a field of chocolate, you did not know what the filling was going to be, however you all the time knew it was going to be darkish chocolate when it was ‘Black Mirror.’”

The British author and satirist additionally serves as an government producer alongside longtime producing companions Jessica Rhoades and Annabel Jones, in addition to new addition, “Ms. Marvel” showrunner Bisha Ok. Ali.

A trailer for the brand new season was launched on Wednesday forward of the occasion and offers viewers a glimpse into what audiences can count on, teasing a spaceship-set storyline for “Breaking Unhealthy” actor Aaron Paul. Elsewhere, Zazie Beetz, finest identified for her roles in “Deadpool 2” and “Joker,” offers with the difficulties of dial-up web within the early 2000s.

 

The brand new solid of visitor stars additionally contains Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Samuel Blenkin.

“Black Mirror” started life on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in 2011 earlier than being snapped up by Netflix in a $40 million deal. Its final season was launched in June 2019.


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