TV - Black Mirror


"It’s hard to imagine a bright future but we must." Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns to Netflix on December 29th. Watch ALL the episode trailers for Season 4...

Read Marc Nash's review of Season 3 here

Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.

A few months ago the episode titles for Season 4 were announced. Now each has their own trailer (below) and there's not long to wait for them, with a premiere date being announced as 29th December when all episodes will be available for a post-Christmas binge-watch. It nearly makes up for there not being a Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe this year. Nearly.

Watch the trailers.


"Crocodile"




Picture what you saw...

Cast: Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Andrew Gower (Outlander), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father)
Director: John Hillcoat (Triple Nine, Lawless)



“Arkangel"



The key to good parenting is control...

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline)
Director: Jodie Foster



“Hang the DJ”



Find your perfect match...

Cast: Georgina Campbell (Flowers, Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room), George Blagden (Versailles, Vikings)
Director: Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones)



“USS Callister”



Join Captain Daly and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets.

Cast: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent)
Director: Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock)



“Metalhead”




Beware of Dogs...

Cast: Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything, The Village), Jake Davies (The Missing, A Brilliant Young Mind), Clint Dyer (Hope Springs)
Director: David Slade (Hannibal, American Gods)




“Black Museum”




If it did something bad, chances are it's in here...

Cast: Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager, Catastrophe), Letitia Wright (Humans, Ready Player One), Babs Olusanmokun (Roots, The Defenders)
Director: Colm McCarthy

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