In an exclusive interview with RadioTimes, Charlie Brooker took the chance to announce some of the first details about Black Mirror’s upcoming Season 4.
Brooker revealed that he and his team are halfway through completing the show’s new season, which will have 6 episodes. When asked what to expect from Season 4, he responded that the new episodes will be “more of the same…but also, all totally different.” Brooker adds, “They’re all – hopefully – substantially different to any other previous episodes that we’ve done.”
Black Mirror is an anthology series, with each episode encompassing its own self-contained universe. The show prides itself with bringing a fresh, razor-sharp energy to each season, with each new installment of the series telling larger, more frightening stories than the last.
Recently, with the election of Donald Trump, many turned to Brooker’s show and drew parallels to Black Mirror’s Season 2 Episode 3 “The Waldo Moment”. The episode follows a cartoon bear manned by a failed comedian that enters a political election and forms a legitimate campaign in order to undermine and critique the state of the political system. Since then, viewers have identified Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror as an entertaining but eerie prophesying source whose disturbing events are tied to reality in a way that is too close for comfort – and might just come true.
Speaking to the unique relationship his show has with the real world, Brooker says, “When writing [episodes], I don’t think any of these things will come true, and then it seems like some of them do, which is a bit worrisome, generally. I mean, these are quite…for this coming season, they’re all quite far out there, so I don’t envisage that being a problem.”
At the same time, when asked how long he hopes to continue Black Mirror, Brooker quips, “I’d like to think we could carry on doing them, as long as the world lasts. So probably another six months?”
RadioTimes reports that Black Mirror should be expected to return for its new season on Netflix later this year.