The new series arrives on Netflix this Friday.
The 6-episode third season of 'Black Mirror' is set to premiere on Netflix on Friday (October 21st 2016) and creator Charlie Brooker's finally teased a few details about what to expect from each episode of his dystopian anthology. The last two series recently returned to the service, so now's your chance to refresh your memory before his next onslaught.
Charlie Brooker opens up about 'Black Mirror'
Nosedive: Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton, this episode is about social interaction in a world where every exchange is scrutinised and ranked. Charlie Brooker describes is as a 'social satire'. 'It's got a creepy serenity to it and won't be what people expect', he told EW.
San Junipero: Set in California, this episode is a particular curveball given that it is set in the past. 'Black Mirror' is generally known for its near-future ethos, depicting dystopian societies as the product of our ever-expanding technology and developing social issues. But not 'San Junipero' starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. 'It's kind of an '80s coming-of-age drama with a Black Mirror undertow', says Brooker.
Shut Up And Dance: Described by Brooker as a 'kitchen sink nightmarish thriller', this isn't really a sci-fi tale. It's about a young man whose online presence thrusts him beside some people he really could've done without knowing. It stars Alex Lawther and Jerome Flynn.
Men Against Fire: Now this IS a good old sci-fi story and, by the sound of it, it's the zombie episode we've all been waiting for. A young soldier is forced to defend a village from an army of plagued creatures who are out to kill them, and the only way they can save them is a new and mysterious technological advancement. 'It stemmed slightly from thinking about drone attacks and how technology is alternating the face of warfare, but it's not about drones', says Brooker.
Hated In The Nation: A crime thriller which will stand at 90 minutes long and follows a detective and her colleague as they try to solve a series of murders that all appear to be linked to social media. 'It deals with online rage', says Brooker. 'It starts out like a stylish standard police procedural, then takes a bizarre turn.'
Playtest: This one is all about video games. That might not sound so creepy, but when you put it against a story about two people putting cutting edge gaming technology to the test and coming across a 'device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying', things can escalate rather quickly.