Trailer Premiere: Netflix's 'Black Mirror' (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Malachi Kirby, Hannah John-Kamen, Wunmi Mosaku)
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Trailer Premiere: Netflix's 'Black Mirror' (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Malachi Kirby, Hannah John-Kamen, Wunmi Mosaku)

"Black Mirror"
“Black Mirror”

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network will bring viewers 12 all-new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s critically acclaimed, mind-bending anthology series, “Black Mirror” starting on October 21.

Produced by House of Tomorrow, and created and written by Brooker, “Black Mirror” features stand-alone episodes telling suspenseful tales exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia, reflecting our 21st Century anxieties. The series has been recognized with an international Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award, and been nominated for a Bafta award.

House of Tomorrow’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes of the series, continue to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new episodes.

“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of ‘Black Mirror’ episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that ‘Black Mirror’ feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true,” said Brooker.

“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We’re tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, original content, Netflix. Premiere date and episode rollout will be announced at a later date. The series will premiere internationally in all Netflix territories.

"Black Mirror"
“Black Mirror”

Netflix will split up the 12 new episodes, with the first six premiering on October 21. Here are the episode titles, key cast and directors for each of the first six:

— “San Junipero” will star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis, and will be directed by Owen Harris.

— “Shut Up and Dance” will star Jerome Flynn opposite Alex Lawther, with James Watkins directing.

— “Nosedive” will star James Norton, opposite Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve, in an episode directed by Joe Wright, and co-written by Rashida Jones.

— Michael Kelly will appear in “Men Against Fire” alongside Malachi Kirby (who just played Kunta Kinte in the “Roots” reboot), and Madeline Brewer. Jakob Verbruggen is directing.

— “Hated in the Nation” features Kelly MacDonald in an episode helmed by James Hawes.

— And finally Wyatt Russell will appear in “Playtest” opposite Hannah John-Kamen and Wunmi Mosaku, with Dan Trachtenberg on directing duties.

Plot details on each episode have been kept underwraps, and may remain so, until October 21, leaving audiences to discover the series.

The other 6 episodes will premiere in 2017.

BAFTA winner Michaela Coel of E4’s “Chewing Gum” will also appear in an unspecified episode, calling her brief role “the most amazing part [she’s] ever played.”

“I did a tiny bit – I’m in, like, one scene – and I had the time of my life,” she revealed in April.

Netflix has dropped a first trailer for the first 6 episodes, which you can watch below:

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