Fans of Charlie Brooker’s weird and wonderful anthology TV series Black Mirror will be happy to hear that even more episodes are in the pipeline. However, as the Radio Times reports, they will not be airing on their former home of Channel 4. Rather, Netflix will air new episodes of the series, from Season 3 to beyond, with an article from the Times saying: “The streaming giant is understood to have agreed terms with Brooker and his independent production company House of Tomorrow to make ‘multiple episodes’ of the dystopian drama, according to sources involved in the negotiations.”
All in all, we’re pretty happy with this news. Despite a mixed reception in the first series (despite some solid episode ideas), the series has grown from strength to strength, with recent Christmas episode ‘White Christmas’ coming in for particular acclaim. It has attracted attention across the pond too, with none other than Robert Downey Jr optioning Series 1 episode ‘The Entire History Of You’ for a potential feature-length adaptation (although admittedly we haven’t heard anything on that front for a while).
In fact, one of the only quibbles has been the short series (only three at a time). If Netflix can produce more while retaining the same level of quality, then we’re definitely on board.
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