It appears that BLACK Mirror might be making its way back to Netflix after a four-year absence, and fans can’t contain their excitement.
The series’ Twitter account reawakened following years of inactivity, prompting TV experts to speculate that the mind-twisting show may be returning.
A tweet about the Netflix favourite stated: “What have we missed?” and has already accumulated 14,000 likes at the time of writing.
Further stoking the rumour mill, Charlie Brooker, the 52-year-old creator of the show, replied with a puzzled expression emoji.
Netflix responded with a tongue-in-cheek response: “Scientists are still creating robots that slowly harness more and more advanced AI like they haven’t watched a single episode of your show.”
“Are you for real???????????????????” an ecstatic fan posted, while another exclaimed: “omg get ready.”
Referring to the pandemic, one fan suggested: “The next Black Mirror season 6 trailer should just be news/video clips of the past 3 years and end with “Thanks for Watching. Season 7 coming soon.”
“Just give us something to put in the calendar,” another urged, while a fifth typed: “Stop playing with our emotions Black Mirror.”
The show’s fifth season featured a more condensed format, with just three episodes in total. Each of these episodes delivered a substantial and satisfying viewing experience, as they all extended beyond the usual one-hour runtime.
Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II all made appearances in the sci-fi sensation.
In 2020, production ground to a halt when Charlie and his creative partner Annabel Jones departed their production company House of Tomorrow.
House of Tomorrow’s parent firm Endemol Shine Group retained the show’s rights and sold them to Banijay Group in summer 2020.
Netflix negotiated a deal with Banijay Group, ensuring the show’s continued presence on the streaming platform.
The dark anthology series has garnered significant critical acclaim and recognition, winning a total of eight prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards as well as the highly esteemed Peabody Award.
Last year, Variety announced that casting for Black Mirror’s sixth season had begun.
A source informed the publication that the new season’s producers aimed for an even more cinematic feel, with each episode, like season five, unfolding as a series of 60-minute short films.