The long-awaited release of Black Mirror's sixth season is finally coming soon, and casting news continues to surface about the sci-fi anthology series. Aaron Paul, Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton, and Anjana Vasan have all been revealed previously to be cast in the upcoming Black Mirror Season 6.
Although there’s not much information about the episodes, the actors involved spells a promising start for the upcoming season. Today, two more casts were revealed by a new report from Variety. Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy and Eternals star Salma Hayek has been reported to be part of the cast for Black Mirror Season 6.
One of the things that the fans can expect from Black Mirror Season 6 is more episodes. The fifth season of the show only had three episodes titled, "Striking Vipers," "Smithereens," and "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley, Too." The reason for the three-year hiatus is due to Charlie Brooker, the creator of the show, feeling that there have been enough disturbing real-world events over the last years to want to return to the unsettling world of Black Mirror.
"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 any of those [Black Mirror episodes]," Brooker said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 2020. "I'm sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I've been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh."
In the time since the end of Black Mirror Season 5, Brooker has worked on other shows such as Death to 2020, a mockumentary about the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, which Netflix and Brooker followed up with Death to 2021, and another documentary titled, Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!.
You can read the synopsis of Black Mirror below:
The show looks inwards, at the darker aspects of humanity and society. This is done through the theme of technology, hence the second meaning. The black mirror is the screen that rules our lives. Taking contemporary phenomena (ranging from the wild popularity of talent shows on TV to the impact of social media and smartphones on our lives) as a starting point and speculate how such phenomena could/would evolve in the future. Each episode tells a different story with different protagonists and focuses on a different theme.
As of now, Netflix hasn’t announced any official release date for Black Mirror Season 6.