Originally released in the UK in Winter 2011, black mirror is one of those shows that sucks you in as soon as you hit play. The science fiction anthology series comments on various social issues through stories. These stories are often set in a future that has been invaded by technology in one way or another. When black mirror was added to Netflix in 2016, it almost instantly became one of the most talked about shows on the platform. Unfortunately for black mirror fans, however, it’s been over two years since we’ve had any new content – and even then only three episodes have been released. There has been no official announcement about the future of the series, which is why people can’t help but hope that we haven’t seen the end of the series. Is black mirror done for good? Keep reading to find out.
What’s wrong with black mirror?
As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays across the entire entertainment industry. However, that’s not the only reason why we didn’t get a new season of black mirror. In an interview with The Radio Times, show creator Charlie Brooker said, “I’ve been busy doing stuff. I don’t know what I can say about what I do and don’t do. At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about collapsing societies, so I’m not working on any of them. I’m kind of wanting to brush up on my comic book skills, so I wrote scripts aimed at making me laugh. Of course, it’s not the news that black mirror fans want to hear, but it makes sense. The last year and a half has been so chaotic that some people have even called it an actual episode of black mirror. With the world in such a strange place, a series that essentially highlights what people might not need to see right now. At the same time, however, Brooker’s open comment could mean that when the time comes, Black Mirror will be back. The good thing is that since black mirror is an anthology series, it doesn’t have to depend on the availability of former cast members to move forward.
There might be hope for another Bandersnatch Episode
Even if we don’t get another full season of black mirror, there is a chance that another Bandersnatch episode will be released. According to Inverse, Charlie Brooker said, “There are all sorts of other ideas that came up while making Bandersnatch that we might have access to in the future. The thing is, if you’re doing an interactive episode, it has to justify yourself. There must be a compelling narrative reason why you are using it, otherwise it is just a gimmick. For those who don’t know, Bandersnatch was an interactive movie released in 2018. In the movie, viewers got to make decisions for the main character Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead). These decisions ultimately influenced the film’s script. Although Bandersnatch received mixed reviews from many critics, it won two Primetime Emmy Awards, one for Outstanding Television Movie and another for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media in a Scripted Program.
Yes black mirror comes back, what would it be?
As mentioned earlier, the current state of the world looks like something straight out of the pages of a black mirror scenario. As a result, it’s nearly impossible to think of the kinds of storylines the show would even have. Unfortunately, apart from another Bandersnatch episode, there is no information on what a sixth season of Black Mirror would look like. However, there are several forums online where fans have shared possible ideas for things they would like to see in the future.
A Reddit user named StarChild413 said, “I would like an episode about some sort of brain-connected device that when you watch a movie, play a video game, etc., shows you the experience you subconsciously want. to see. (which he learns by reading your mind) and maybe the twist is in some way (which I haven’t decided yet, maybe something like a hacker trying to make a point) the device of everyone who has one somehow becomes able to work for the real world and now thanks to this AR they see for example their dream house and their spouse instead of their real one. Another user, Fnordinand, also had a great idea: “Following tough economic times, possibly post-Metalhead, the ‘aliens’ are in charge, but it’s really just a ploy of the government to maintain control.” While both of these ideas are great, we’re all going to have to sit tight and see what the future holds. black mirror. For now, however, fans can still enjoy older episodes on Netflix.