Hopefully, you've finished having nightmares about the future of technology because Season 3 of the British techno-paranoia anthology series Black Mirror is a go.
After some speculation earlier this month, Netflix officially announced that it will be bringing 12 new episodes of the critically acclaimed series to its streaming service as a Netflix original series. Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes of the series, which were part of two three-episode seasons and a Christmas special starring Jon Hamm, will be back to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new Black Mirror episodes.
Black Mirror originally premiered on Channel 4 in the U.K. in 2011 and aired until 2014. Many have compared the sci-fi series to a The Twilight Zone with each episode featuring a self-contained story exploring the relationship between humans and technology.
Though Black Mirror originally aired in the U.K., Netflix acquired the majority of its episodes on its Instant Streaming platform at the end of last year. Since then, Black Mirror has taken off in the United States, garnering a growing cult following.
A premiere date and episode rollout for Black Mirror Season 3 will be announced at a later date, but Netflix did reveal that Brooker has already begun writing the new episodes. Production on the new season is scheduled to begin "in late 2015" in the U.K.
"It's all very exciting — a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable," Brooker said in a statement. "I just hope none of these new story ideas come true."
Perhaps Brooker was referring to the other reason Black Mirror has grabbed headlines this week when many drew comparisons between the first episode of the series, which features the British Prime Minister and an NSFW act with a pig, and real-life U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's "#PigGate" scandal. Hopefully no future Black Mirror stories come true, indeed.
Via: The Verge