Netflix has recently announced crucial information regarding the unexpected episode count for the upcoming sixth season of Black Mirror.
After an anticipation-filled four-year hiatus, Black Mirror is set to make a comeback with its sixth season, featuring an impressive ensemble that includes Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Salma Hayek Pinault among others.
This ominous science fiction anthology, created by the writer and satirist Charlie Brooker, typically showcases a terrifying near-future.
However, in 2020, Brooker’s comments led fans to worry about the future of the series, as he questioned over the global appetite for more episodes.
“I’ve been busy, doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing,” he shared during a conversation with the Radio Times.
“At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those.”
“I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh,” he continued.
Fortunately, the release of a new season was affirmed after Netflix unveiled a trailer last month.
And presently, the streaming giant has disclosed significant details concerning the five – yes, five new episodes.
-Joan is Awful
-Beyond the Sea
The first episode will unfold the narrative of a woman (portrayed by Salma Hayek) who learns that a streaming service has released a TV drama inspired by her life.
Annie Murphy, Michael Cera, Rob Delaney, Ben Barnes, and Himesh Patel are also part of the cast.
The second episode stars Samuel Blenkin, Myha’la Herrold, Daniel Portman, John Hannah, and Monica Dolan, while the third features Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Auden Thornton, and Rory Culkin.
Episode four will showcase performances by Zazie Beetz, Clara Rugaard, and Danny Ramirez.
Lastly, the fifth and concluding episode of the season will see Anjana Vasan, Paapa Essiedu, Katherine Rose Morley, and David Shields in leading roles.
In response to this announcement, some viewers expressed dissatisfaction with the number of episodes, as one individual remarked: “Only 5 episodes after how long we’ve waited for a new season…? you hate our guts just say it.”
Another chimed in: “That’s it?!? Five episodes.”
However, considering that the first and second seasons only comprised of three episodes, this doesn’t seem like the worst of situations.
The sixth season of Black Mirror will be accessible for viewing on Netflix in the upcoming month of June.