'Black Mirror' Season 6 confirmed: Showrunners promise 'some crazy swings and more variety'

'Black Mirror' Season 6 confirmed: Showrunners promise 'some crazy swings and more variety'
Aaron Paul in 'Black Mirror' Season 6 (Netflix/YouTube)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: After a hiatus of four years, Netflix has announced the release of Season 6 of Charlie Brooker's anthology series 'Black Mirror' this June. In a teaser, Season 6 is described as the "most unpredictable, unclassifiable, and unexpected" season yet, promising fans the horror and dystopia that they have come to expect from the popular show. Brooker, the creator and writer of the new season, has shared details about its return via Netflix fan site Tudum.com, revealing that he has broken some of his own rules for the upcoming episodes.

While previous 'Black Mirror' episodes have always been standalone installments, Brooker hints that Season 6 will follow a new model. The logline states that “the sixth season of 'Black Mirror' is the most unpredictable, unclassifiable, and unexpected yet.” This coupled with an ensemble of top-tier stars featuring in the series has boosted the anticipation of what is to come.


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Season 6 pushes the 'parameters of what a Black Mirror episode even is'

In an interview with Tudum, Charlie Brooker discussed how Season 6 of 'Black Mirror' "reinvents itself with each new episode" and pushes the "parameters of what a Black Mirror episode even is." The anthology has always been known for its unexpected and satirical take on technology and society, but with the upcoming season, Brooker wanted to surprise even himself. "I’ve always felt that Black Mirror should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another and keep surprising people — and myself — or else what’s the point? It should be a series that can’t be easily defined and can keep reinventing itself," he explained.

To achieve this, Brooker intentionally overturned some of his own assumptions about what to expect from the series. "Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar 'Black Mirror' tropes, we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is," he said. "The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before." Brooker hopes that audiences will enjoy the season's unpredictability and unique approach, even if it means deviating from what they may expect from the show. "I can’t wait for people to binge their way through it all and hope they enjoy it — especially the bits they shouldn’t," he concluded.


What does the cast list for 'Black Mirror' Season 6 look like?

Similar to previous seasons, the upcoming season of the anthology series features an impressive cast of talented actors, including Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin, and Zazie Beetz. Additionally, the new season welcomes Bisha K Ali, the showrunner for the upcoming 'Ms Marvel' series, as one of the executive producers. She joins the long-time producing partner Annabel Jones, Jessica Rhoades, and series creator Charlie Brooker in this role. Notably, this season marks the first time that Brooker and Jones’ production company, Broke & Bones, produces the show. Netflix secured the rights to the show’s format from Banijay Rights.

'Black Mirror' Season 6 will premiere in June 2023.

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