By Daniel J Broadley
A third season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has been confirmed by Netflix to be released on Friday 21st October 2016. This is when the first half of the series will be released, with the second half to be released early next year.
Netflix earned the rights to the surrealist series earlier this year, meaning it will soon be no longer available on Channel 4 and its online service, 4OD.
What most viewers will be pleased to know about is that Brooker will still be at the helm of the show as writer and executive producer, meaning the changeover in services will not effect the surreal, dystopian futures we all know and love.
Brooker told The Independent: “It’s fair to say that, this season, some of the ideas are because we were aware of the greater progress of the world, that you’ve got to go two steps forward to stay ahead of reality at the moment.”
He added: “There are things that are more demented than Pokemon Go within this season.”
A whole host of big name actors have also been revealed to be taking part in the new series; such as War and Peace star James Norton, Jerome Flynn, (Bronn from Game of Thrones), Jurassic World actress Bryce Dallas Howard and Michael Kelly, who is best known for playing Frank Underwood’s ruthless Chief of Staff Doug Stamper in House of Cards.
Here is a full episode listings, released in the Huffington Post, of the first six episodes to be released on October 21st:
- ‘San Junipero’: Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who) and Mackenzie Davis (The Martian), directed by Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends)
- ‘Shut Up and Dance’: Starring Jerome Flynn (Game Of Thrones) and Alex Lawther (Departure), directed by James Watkins (The Woman In Black)
- ‘Nosedive’: Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Norton, directed by Joe Wright (Anna Karenina)
- ‘Men Against Fire’: Starring Michael Kelly (House Of Cards), Malachi Kirby (EastEnders) and Madeline Brewer (Orange Is The New Black), directed by Jakob Verbruggen (The Fall).
- ‘Hated in the Nation’: Starring Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire), directed by James Hawes (Penny Dreadful)
- ‘Playtest’: Starring Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) and Hannah John-Kamen (Happy Valley), directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).
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