The upcoming sixth season of black mirror continues to round out its star-studded cast, with both Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard starring Salma Hayek and Schitt’s Creek Star Annie Murphy is set to join the dark and twisted anthology series. According to a report by Varietyboth are now in talks to join the upcoming series, though details of their respective roles currently remain under wraps.
Salma Hayek is best known for her roles in the likes of From dusk till dawn, Frida, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, Once upon a time in Mexico the The adults franchise, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and its sequel, the Marvel release Eternals, and Gucci House from director Ridley Scott. Meanwhile, Annie Murphy has recently seen her star rise thanks to roles in Schitt’s Creek and Kevin can fuck off.
Starting life in the UK and airing on Channel 4, black mirror is an anthology series that revolves around people’s personal lives and how technology manipulates their behavior. Often using grim sci-fi settings to comment on and explore contemporary and dystopian themes, Black Mirror has been compared to iconic shows such as The twilight zone and The outer limits.
The first season of black mirror consists of only three episodes, the first of which was titled The National anthem, and begins when a member of the British royal family is kidnapped, with the kidnapper stating that he will only be freed if British Prime Minister Michael Callow has sex with a pig on live television. Since then, the show has dealt with memory implants, Android versions of dead boyfriends, simulated realities, online dating and everything in between.
black mirror has received rave reviews since its 2011 debut and has since received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie three times. The last time audiences delved into the unsettling world of black mirror was back in 2019, with creator Charlie Brooker hesitant to bring the show back for another spin due to the rather depressing state of the world lately.
“I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about collapsing societies, so I’m not working on any of them,” he said in 2020. “I’m sort of wanting to brush up on my comedic skills, so I wrote scripts aimed at making myself laugh.
Black Mirror Season 6 Already Has A Stacked Cast
Salma Hayek and Annie Murphy would join an already stacked cast for black mirror Season 6, which features Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Paapa Essiedu (London Gangs), Josh Hartnet (Human anger, fear index), Aaron Paul (breaking Bad), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, Call Jane), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), Claire Rugaard (The climb), Auden Thorton (It’s us), and Anjana Vasan (We are lady parts).
At the time, it was reported that the likes of Joker and Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz, breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul, and the rest of the talented names already mentioned, will only appear in three of the episodes that will make up black mirror Season 6. That means alongside Salma Hayek and Annie Murphy, even more A-list names are to be revealed.
black mirror Season 6 doesn’t have a release date yet, but will debut on Netflix.