Good news, Black Mirror fans: the hit Netflix show is officially returning for a 5th season.
Netflix confirmed the news on their Twitter account, with a teaser that featured some of the show’s most popular and critically acclaimed episodes, such as season 3’s “San Junipero” and “Nosedive” as well as season 4’s “Hang The DJ”.
The teaser also included the show’s famous main theme, and it could be a reference to season 4, episode 6 “Black Museum” which had references to almost every episode before it. Black Mirror fans know by now that the show has a lot of references and easter eggs, so it’s no surprise that the teaser closes with the words “Be Right Back”, which is the title of season 2, episode 1 starring Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson.
Cory Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones brought the show to Netflix for its third season after it originally premiered in the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2011. Season 3’s “San Junipero”–which starred Mackenzie Davis and Gugu-Mbatha Raw–won the first two Emmys for the show. The last 2 seasons have only launched six episodes at a time, and according to Jones, there is a reason for that:
“It puts us just on the cusp of a nervous breakdown — so it’s working! I think even a number seven would just do us in.” Brooker added: “If it was seven, would our brains pop?”
Brooker and Jones have not revealed many details as to what we should expect, but they did hint at what direction they’ll be taking:
“You don’t want to hit the same bell again, even though it’s tempting. We have to be unpredictable with the show”
A release date and episode count have not been announced, but based on past seasons we might be able to get a clue. Season 3 premiered October 2016, while season 4 didn’t hit Netflix until December 2017.
Watch the teaser below.
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