Update: Bandersnatch is available now on Netflix, although it seems to be more than your usual Netflix movie.
An interactive adventure that puts the viewer in control of key decisions throughout the film, with various routes the film can travel, Bandersnatch is a natural evolution of Black Mirror’s paranoid portrayals of technology – as well as the growing interest in Netflix for interactive media on its streaming platform, like Minecraft: story mode.
In typical Black Mirror fashion, nothing was left to chance with the creation of a Tuckersoft company website, who features in the episode. However, it is best not to explore the site before watching the episode in case you inadvertently come across spoilers.
For the Bandersnatch trailer and our original article on the movie’s announcement, read below…
Has Netflix won the battle for best Christmas TV this year? It seems likely – first he released the charming Kurt Russel with ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ and now this – the first Black Mirror feature.
Netflix has just unveiled the trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, along with some explosive news – it will be available on the streaming service in just one day on December 28, 2018.
Here’s the trailer in all its glory…
What is Bandersnatch?
For the uninitiated, Black Mirror is a series of standalone TV shows, each focusing (usually) on a dystopian vision of where technology, if mistreated, could lead us.
Created by former games journalist Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror has become a television staple over the past decade, with Netflix recently acquiring exclusive rights to future episodes of the series.
With Netflix’s budget powerhouse, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch looks like the series’ most ambitious undertaking yet. While the trailer doesn’t reveal all the secrets of the special, it seems to focus on a struggling video game developer in 1980s Britain whose creation seems to take on a life of its own.
That is to say… we think that’s what happens. With Black Mirror, as the title of the series suggests, all is never quite what it seems. We can’t wait to see exactly what awaits us when Bandersnatch releases imminently.