Black Mirror season six is reportedly in the works at Netflix

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16 May 2022, 14:45

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After almost three years, it appears a new series of Black Mirror is finally in the works at Netflix.

Season five of the hit show premiered back in 2019 and fans had given up hope on there being a season six, but, according to a source for Variety, it appears we will be getting some new Black Mirror content after all.

Of course, no details or specifics surrounding the new season have been released just yet, and it probably will stay that way until it premieres. However, season six is expected to have more episodes than the previous- which only had three instalments starring Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus.

The source for Variety also revealed season six of the hit Netflix show will have a more cinematic approach than before and each episode will be treated as a film in its own right.

Fans of Black Mirror will know, however, it won't be too different from previous episodes of the dystopian series, which usually consists of 60-minute episodes with very high production values.

News of season six will be welcomed by fans who have been patiently waiting for an update on the show for nearly three years.

It was feared that the previous season would be the last when creator Charlie Brooker and creative partner Annabel Jones left their production company, House of Tomorrow, in 2020 to set up a new one called Broke and Bones- in which Netflix invested a hefty amount.

When they left House of Tomorrow, however, they also left behind the rights to Black Mirror with parent company Endemol Shine Group- later acquired by Banijay Group in the summer of 2020.

This technicality meant Brooker and Jones were prevented from making any more seasons of the show with Netflix until a deal could be agreed and many worried it would be the end of Black Mirror altogether.

At the height of the pandemic two years ago, Brooker also told Radio Times magazine: “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

Despite the setbacks, a deal has been reached with Banijay Rights, who have agreed to license Black Mirror to Netflix and it looks like new episodes are on the way.

In the meantime, Brooker has produced some other shows for the streaming giant, including an animated series called Cat Burglar, which premiered in January this year.

According to Netflix's synopsis, the show is: “Classic cartoon craziness meets an interactive quiz in a new series from the creators of Black Mirror.”

Netflix and Banijay Rights declined to comment to Variety for this story.

Cat Burglar is now available on Netflix.