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Black Mirror

Black Mirror

  • Premiered: 
    December 4, 2011
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  • Network: Ch4
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Anthology
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Charlie Brooker 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

BLACK MIRROR is a series of one-hour stand-alone dramas, which are suspenseful and satirical tales that tap into our collective unease about our modern world, often with a techno-paranoia bent. Each 60-minute episode features a different story, including: a political thriller, in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped; a sarcastic version of a future reality, in which everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery and the only escape is to win the HOT SHOT talent show; a near-futuristic dark drama, in which everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear; another near-futuristic dark drama, in which a confused and lonley Martha interacts with a 'new' version of her recently deceased husband, resurrected in a service that uses the dead person's online communications and social media profiles; a futuristic action thriller, in which Victoria finds a world where a transmitter has turned most people into dumb voyeurs, allowing the unaffected hunters to do what they want; and a political dark drama, in which comedian Jamie Salter, the voice behind a popular CGI blue bear named Waldo, is forced by his production company into a political race against one of his comedy victims. DirecTV's Audience Channel aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT and showed all six episodes from the first two seasons on consecutive Tuesday nights, with Season 2 starting on Tuesday, December 3 at 9pm ET/PT.

Netflix presented the world premiere of Season 3 of BLACK MIRROR on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. Its third season comprises six episodes: "San Junipero" features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris; "Shut Up and Dance" features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins; "Nosedive" features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright; "Men Against Fire" stars Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen; "Hated in the Nation" features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes; and Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in "Playtest," an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Netflix has already ordered six episodes for a fourth season of BLACK MIRROR.

On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the entire six-episode fourth season of BLACK MIRROR.

All three episodes of BLACK MIRROR's fifth season debuted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, starring Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport and Ludi Lin.
The entire five-episode sixth season of BLACK MIRROR dropped on Thursday, June 15, 2023 on Netflix. Twisted tales that span eras -- and terrors -- deliver a myriad of surprises in this game-changing anthology series' most unpredictable season yet. Season 6 guest stars include: Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha'la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin, Zazie Beetz. The five Season 6 episodes are:

"Joan Is Awful": An average woman discovers a global streaming service has adapted her daily life -- and her secrets -- into a drama starring A-list actress Salma Hayek.

"Loch Henry": While filming a nature documentary in a sleepy Scottish town, a young couple catches wind of a juicy local story with ties to shocking past events.

"Beyond the Sea": In an alternative 1969, two astronauts on a perilous high-tech space mission grapple with the fallout of an unfathomable tragedy back on Earth.

"Mazey Day": A troubled Hollywood starlet goes to great lengths to escape packs of invasive paparazzi as she deals with the aftermath of a hit-and-run.

"Demon 79": Northern England, 1979. A meek sales assistant discovers she must commit terrible acts to prevent an imminent disaster.