Creator Charlie Brooker has opened up about development on the fifth season of Netflix original series 'Black Mirror'.
Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' has become quite the global phenomenon. With four seasons under its belt to-date, it's brought a slew of incredible stories to viewers, all bringing a focus on society's obsession with technology to each of its episodes. Whilst some of the stories told seem inexplicable, when fans really sit down and think about each of them, many wouldn't be surprising if they actually took place in the near future. A couple have even seemed to come to pass in the real world.
With 'Black Mirror', no linear narrative is told. Brooker has opened up about the show probably taking place in a shared universe, but with each episode comes a completely different story and bunch of characters. Each of them have had a profound impact on the fan base, and that doesn't look set to stop any time soon. With a fifth season confirmed, viewers are wondering when they'll get to see the new bunch of episodes.
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Charlie Brooker at the 2018 Royal Television Society Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Among the winning shows were 'This Country', 'Three Girls' and 'The End of the F***ing World'. Meanwhile, the Special Recognition Award went to 'The Crown', Charlie Brooker took home the Judges' Award and Jimmy McGovern got a Lifetime Achievement award - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 20th March 2018
He opens up about the themes and inspiration behind season 4.
Charlie Brooker opens up about his inspiration for the latest season of 'Black Mirror' in a series of featurettes exploring what he was trying to achieve with each story. For the 'Hang the DJ' episode, for example, he drew parallels with music streaming service Spotify.
In a new featurette for Netflix, the creator of this intense drama series explains the idea behind 'Hang the DJ'; the fourth episode from the fourth season of 'Black Mirror' which has been streaming since the end of December.
A fan compares footage from 'The Ricky Gervais Show' with the new Charlie Brooker series.
If you've watched the latest season of 'Black Mirror', which aired on Netflix just before New Year, you'll know that it's chock full of some of the weirdest concepts ever put to screen. That just makes it all the more confusing how TV buffoon Karl Pilkington managed to predict at least two of the storylines.
Has Charlie Brooker been watching too many re-runs of 'The Ricky Gervais Show'? Or is Karl Pilkington genuinely psychic? Either could be true, but what is certain is that the latter has spookily come up with two of the storylines for the final episode of the fourth series 'Black Museum' among some of his ridiculous yet earnest musings between 2011 and 2012.
The episode opened up the fourth season of 'Black Mirror'.
'Black Mirror' is making huge waves in the entertainment industry as of late, following the fourth season of the Netflix original series making its debut and causing big conversations about the world of technology and our advancements once more. The opening episode of the new season, 'U.S.S. Callister' is being discussed more than most, thanks to the brilliant performances of its cast and the unsettling narrative woven throughout.
Though 'U.S.S. Callister' does take part largely in what's revealed to be a virtual space world, the narrative is much larger than that. It tells a story in the not so distant future of a chief technical officer who's berated by his peers, and so turns his anger into a misogynistic and tyrannical reign over virtual clones of them in his own space universe. There, he is the master of all; a god, that can bend the world around him to his will. The clones have a consciousness within the world, but must do everything that the Captain asks of them, or face very real pain and trauma.
The series has impressed with a number of close-to-the-bone short films.
For many, 'Black Mirror' is an escape from the real world, but for a majority of others, the series provides a close-to-the-bone, over-the-top insight into how things could look a couple of hundred years down the line if technology and public opinions continue to evolve and adapt in the way we've seen them do so in the past few decades.
Though you'd be foolish to try and put 'Black Mirror' in a box relating to genre, it's fair to say that a lot of what's been on offer so far is at least within touching distance of the sci-fi realm. Tales are usually told with a dark sense of humour weaved throughout, allowing audiences a laugh when they need it despite the often heavy content.
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On the eve of series three making its debut on Netflix, its creator Charlie Brooker confirmed that Foster was lined up to direct an episode for next year.
The two-time Oscar winner, famous for her role in The Silence of the Lambs among many others, will get behind the camera for an episode of the satirical dystopian series for an episode that will be released in 2017.
Foster’s episode will also feature former ‘Mad Men’ actress Rosemarie DeWitt, currently a star of the critically acclaimed movie La La Land.
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Brooker's darkly satirical series, dealing with techological advances outstripping mankind's ability to deal with them, will have a new home on Netflix.
Great news for Charlie Brooker fans – his dystopian, satirical drama series ‘Black Mirror’ has been commissioned for 12 more episodes by Netflix.
The streaming service already had the rights to the former Channel 4 show’s back catalogue, and earlier this month it was rumoured that the company was courting Brooker to agree to make more episodes exclusively with them. It means that the dozen-episode run is nearly double the seven episodes that have been made so far.
‘Black Mirror’ first began in December 2011, and its first ever episode was about a fictional prime minister blackmailed by shadowy forces into having sex with a pig.