It's been two years since Netflix released Black Mirror Season 5, and now, fans of the sci-fi dysopian anthology series want to know if there are any plans to release new episodes for a new season.
Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror showcases thought-provoking science fiction stories in a Twilight Zone-style format, featuring talented stars, resulting in one absolutely unique experience. Booker first created the series for Channel 4 before making its way to Netflix for seasons 3-5. Netflix also released an interactive film Bandersnatch, and the entire series has seen an impressive line-up of big name stars, including Miley Cyrus, Letitia Wright, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Oona Chaplin, Haley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Hannah John-Kammen, Jesse Plemons, Will Poulter, among others.
Black Mirror's unique narrative has showcased killer dog robots, a pop star's A.I., cartoon characters running for office, crazy Matrix-style video game simulations, and more mind-blowing technology ever imagined, and most of these captivating stories provide social commentary to our dark reality, so it's not surprising that fans want to see more Black Mirror episodes.
Here's everything you need to know about the potential sixth season of Black Mirror, release date, plot, cast, and more.
There are currently five complete seasons of Black Mirror available to stream on Netflix. The episode amount for each season varies, and as previously mentioned, the first two seasons were initially released on Channel 4 in December 2011 and February 2013, but Season 3 premiered on Netflix in 2016, and the fourth and fifth seasons were released in 2017 and 2019, respectively. A Christmas special called White Christmas was also released in December 16, 2014. Netflix also reelased an interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch starring Will Poulter and Fionn Whitehead.
Netflix has not ordered any new episodes of Black Mirror, but it's worth noting that the streaming giant hasn't cancellled the series either. The issue with a new season comes down to rights.
Charlie Brooker and Annabell Jones, the showrunners of Black Mirror, announced in January 2020 that they were departing the show's production company with Endemol Shine group owning the rights to the show. Since then, Brooker and Jones have formed a new production company called Broke and Bones, which has a deal with Netflix for other projects.
However, because Endemol still holds the rights to Black Mirror, Brooker and Jones can't continue to make more episodes. Brooker also told the Radio Times that he isn't sure if people want to see Black Mirror Season 6 after the COVID-19 pandemic, and that he's more focused on comedic projects.
In the summer of 2019, Banijay Group purchased Endemol. Cathy Payne, head of Banijay's distribution department, told Variety that there's a chance Black Mirror Season 6 could happen in the near future. Given the popularity of the show, it's likely that Banijay and Netflix will revive the series with new episodes.
In August 2021, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker revealed his latest Netflix special, Attack of the Hollywood Cliches!, which is scheduled to debut on the streaming service on September 28. The comedy special is being produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones' production company Broke and Bones. Hopefully, they're next project will be the next season of Black Mirror.
At the time of this article's publication, Netflix hasn't announced an official release date for the yet-to-be-announced Black Mirror Season 6 yet, and there are also no signs of production for new episodes, so it's likely that the streaming giant won't release a new season this year.
However, since the COVID-19 pandemic has become less problematic thanks to vaccinations, more and more film and TV projects have continued their production, so if Netflix and Banijay confirm an agreement by the end of this year, it's likely that Black Mirror Season 6 will be released by 2022 at the earliest.
The first two seasons of Black Mirror and Season 5 have three episodes each. Seasons 3 and 4 consists of six episodes each, so it's likely that Black Mirror Season 6 will have around 3 to 6 new episodes. However, Netflix might also release one Black Mirror episode, just like Bandersnatch or the holiday episode White Christmas. Netflix usually announces the episode titles of the new season when they premiere a trailer.
Since Netflix hasn't confirmed Black Mirror Season 6 yet, there are currently no official confirmation on who will star in the potentially upcoming episodes.
Since Season 6 of Black Mirror hasn't been confirmed yet, Netflix hasn't released a trailer yet, but for now, you can watch the trailer for Season 5 to remind us how awesome this show is.
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