Charlie Brooker

  • 29 November 2013

Occupation

TV Presenter

'Black Mirror' Season 5: Possible Release Date And Interactive Enjoyment

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 October 2018

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We're far too excited about the new season of this epic anthology series.

If any TV show was about to start innovating our Netflix experience, it had to be Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror'. The upcoming fifth season has an interactive surprise in store, coming perhaps sooner than you think. It may be 'mirroring' 2017's fourth series with the imminent release date.

Image caption Charlie Brooker at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys

The fifth season was announced back in March and has been in the midst of filming ever since. Producers are yet to unveil the new episode list, any of the episode plots at all or even any of the actors starring in the new season. What we do know to expect is six episodes that will do doubt thrill, depress and terrify us viewers.

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Why We'd Be Happy For A 'Black Mirror' Film NOT To Be Made

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 08 August 2018

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The film is in 'development hell' - but should it really happen?

When Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' first launched on Channel 4, it was a mind-blowing piece of television that exceeded all small-screen expectations. Since it's move to Netflix, that hasn't changed, and nor is it likely to if Charlie Brooker continues to be at the helm. But what of a 'Black Mirror' feature film?

Image caption Charlie Brooker at the Royal Television Society Awards

Back in 2013, it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. had acquired the rights to produce a film version of 'The Entire History of You', which is the third and final episode of the first series. Now, though, it's been reported that the project is in 'development hell' and, to be entirely honest, we're a bit glad about that.

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'Black Mirror' Season 5 Has Already Started Filming

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 March 2018

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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.

Image caption Charlie Brooker's 'Black Mirror' is returning for a fifth season

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

Charlie Brooker Likens Technology In 'Black Mirror' Dating Episode To Spotify

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17 January 2018

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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.

Image caption Charlie Brooker at the BAFTAs

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.

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Karl Pilkington Predicted Two Concepts Of 'Black Mirror' Season Four [Spoilers]

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 03 January 2018

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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.

Image caption Karl Pilkington on the set of 'Derek'

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.

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'Black Mirror' Director Would Love 'U.S.S. Callister' Spinoff

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 02 January 2018

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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.

Image caption Charlie Brooker has taken awards home thanks to his work on 'Black Mirror'

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.

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Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker attend the Jonathan Ross Halloween Party 2017 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Wednesday 1st November 2017

'Black Mirror' Creator Says Show Could Be All Be In Single Universe

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 03 September 2017

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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.

Image caption Charlie Brooker has won awards for his work in television

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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Charlie Brooker at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

Charlie Brooker and Konnie Huq attends Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

Charlie Brooker and Konnie Huq attends Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016