It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to binge on our favorite sci-fi Netflix TV series black mirror. For those wondering how long, the final season, which featured Miley Cyrus’ unpopular “Ashley O,” was released in mid-2019. It’s the longest hiatus for the series since its premiere in 2011.
black mirror is a highly fan-followed and critically acclaimed anthology series. The episodes take place in the past, present and future and analyze the different forms of technology and its impact on humanity. Some of them help us while others seem to be a destruction of society and humanity itself. It goes without saying that some episodes have touched fans and critics more than others, but the show’s cultural impact has truly been impressive.
We know that for die-hard fans of the show, the wait hasn’t been easy. While Netflix isn’t releasing much information just yet, here’s everything we know about black mirror season 6.
The potential cast
Since black mirror is an anthology series, each episode has an entirely new cast with original characters. That said, there are exceptions to this where we’ve seen the same actor play different roles in different episodes. These include Daniel Lapaine, Hannan John-Kamen and Michaela Coel. Furthermore, black mirror the writer and creator of the series mentioned in an interview with The Independent that he was considering writing sequels to some black mirror episodes like “Be Right Back” and “White Bear,” which could potentially give the cast of those episodes a chance to return. The cast for these episodes includes Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson and Lenora Crichlow.
Unlike previous seasons, which mostly featured British actors, more recent seasons have seen both British and American actors with big names like Miley Cyrus, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anthony Mackie, Jon Hamm, and many more. Since the show is so popular around the world, many fans want to see their favorites in this series. Among several, some common names that we keep seeing are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jake Gyllenhaal, Timothee Chalamet, Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany, Jared Leto, Rosamund Pike, John Boyega, Danny DeVito, Adam Driver and many more. Due to the success of the series, no actors are apparently banned.
Will there be another Bandersnatch?
In his interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Charlie Brooker teased some unused ideas he had that he was considering using to do another episode like Choose Your Own Adventure style. Bandersnatch. He goes on to say:
“There are all sorts of other ideas that were born during the creation of Bandersnatch that we could have access to in the future. The thing is, if you do an interactive episode, it has to justify itself. There has to be a compelling narrative reason why you’re using it, otherwise it’s just a gimmick.
Again, there is no official announcement regarding another Bandersnatch-type choose your own adventure. However, this is what might be needed to tide us over until Season 6 comes out.
So far, there has been no official announcement from Netflix for black mirror season six, or it could happen. On the downside, there’s also no official announcement on whether the show has been canceled, which is great, but it appears to be on an indefinite hiatus. Charlie Brooker said the horrors humanity has witnessed throughout 2020 due to the Covid pandemic may diminish audiences’ appetite for the dystopian series. He wrote and produced Netflix Dead to 2020, a comedy special that came out in late 2020. Beyond that, there’s not much on what Brooker did. It’s possible he was busy working on season six, just as it’s entirely possible he wasn’t.
Given what we have seen with past seasons, we can safely assume that from past production cycles, a new season for black mirror would take at least a year to produce. So if Brooker started working on the series in early 2021 after Dead to 2020. It’s possible we could see a trailer for black mirror season six will drop soon this year. But again, this is all based on assumptions and hopes.
Where to watch Black Mirror?
If the sixth season of black mirror eventually arrives, you can watch it on Netflix along with the other seasons. In the meantime, you can rewatch episodes from seasons one through five with the Bandersnatch choose your own interactive adventure movie to keep your black mirror quenched.
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