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Black Mirror

Black Mirror

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  • 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.
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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 three stories include:

"Striking Vipers": When old college friends Danny and Karl reconnect in a VR version of their favorite video game, the late-night sessions yield an unexpected discovery.

"Smithereens": A London rideshare driver ignites an international crisis when he kidnaps a worker from a social media company.

"Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too": A lonely teen becomes obsessed with a robot doll based on her pop star idol, Ashley O -- just as the real Ashley's life begins to unravel.