by Chris Harnick | Fri., Sep. 25, 2015 6:42 AM
Black Mirror lives! You owe Netflix a big "THANK YOU!" for this. The streaming giant has ordered 12 new original episodes set to begin production later this year.
Charlie Brooker will write the episodes and return as executive producer with Annabel Jones. The first two seasons of the Channel 4 horror-drama are on Netflix now.
"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," Brooker said in a statement.
An exact premiere date and episode rollout will be determined at a later date with an international premiere planned (outside the UK and Ireland where plans are still being worked on). The critically acclaimed series features stand-alone episodes exploring techno-paranoia. You know, your addiction to your smartphone, computer, TV, etc. It's been honored with Peabody Award and international Emmy.
Black Mirror recently grabbed even more attention after reports of British Prime Minister David Cameron engaging in inappropriate sex acts with a pig while he studied at Oxford surfaced. The series featured an episode that asked if its fictional prime minister would do a sex act with a pig to free a hostage. "Just to clear it up: nope, I'd never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out," Brooker tweeted after the pig story broke.
Black Mirror isn't the only series Netflix has acquired. Over the years the streaming platform has revived Arrested Development, The Killing, Longmire and helped produce British series The Fall with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.
"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," Cindy Holland, vice president, of original content at Netflix, said in a statement.