It's no doubt that we're kind of living in a semi-apocalyptic scenario right now, and everyone has been comparing it to the relentlessly dark Black Mirror. With the fifth season coming out last year, fans are wanting an update on the show. The bad news is, it looks like we won't be getting it anytime soon.
Talking to Radio Times, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker told Radio Times:
"At the moment, I don't know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I'm not working away on one of those. I'm sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I've been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh."
Admittedly, the pandemic has given the rise to people posting ‘I hate this episode of Black Mirror' seeing as the show is notorious for its bleak representation of the future. It would make sense that Brooker would try to focus on pumping out more positive material rather than to help fuel the despair that everyone is currently going through.
If anything, Black Mirror episodes as of late are starting to be less tragic than they used to be. Earlier seasons gave us some really dark and twisted scenarios, but lately, we've been getting ‘happy' endings—or at least what constitutes a happy ending in Black Mirror.
We don't know when the show will come back, but hopefully, it will be perfectly timed someday after this global crisis.
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