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Black Mirror

Black Mirror

  • Premiered: 
    December 4, 2011
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  • Network: Ch4
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Anthology
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Charlie Brooker 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

BLACK MIRROR is a series of one-hour stand-alone dramas, which are suspenseful and satirical tales that tap into our collective unease about our modern world, often with a techno-paranoia bent. Each 60-minute episode features a different story, including: a political thriller, in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped; a sarcastic version of a future reality, in which everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery and the only escape is to win the HOT SHOT talent show; a near-futuristic dark drama, in which everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear; another near-futuristic dark drama, in which a confused and lonley Martha interacts with a 'new' version of her recently deceased husband, resurrected in a service that uses the dead person's online communications and social media profiles; a futuristic action thriller, in which Victoria finds a world where a transmitter has turned most people into dumb voyeurs, allowing the unaffected hunters to do what they want; and a political dark drama, in which comedian Jamie Salter, the voice behind a popular CGI blue bear named Waldo, is forced by his production company into a political race against one of his comedy victims. DirecTV's Audience Channel aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT and showed all six episodes from the first two seasons on consecutive Tuesday nights, with Season 2 starting on Tuesday, December 3 at 9pm ET/PT. Netflix presented the world premiere of Season 3 of BLACK MIRROR on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT. Its third season comprises six episodes: "San Junipero" features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris; "Shut Up and Dance" features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins; "Nosedive" features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright; "Men Against Fire" stars Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen; "Hated in the Nation" features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes; and Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in "Playtest," an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Netflix has already ordered six episodes for a fourth season of BLACK MIRROR.
On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the entire six-episode fourth season of BLACK MIRROR:

"USS Callister": Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems. Starring Jesse Plemons as Captain Daly, Cristin Milioti as Lieutenant Cole, Jimmi Simpson as James Walton, Michaela Coel as Lowry, Billy Magnussen as Valdak, Osy Ikhile as Nate Packer, and Milanka Brooks as Elena Tulaska.

"Arkangel" (directed by Jodie Foster): Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more. Starring Rosemarie Dewitt as Marie, Brenna Harding as adult Sara, and Owen Teague as adult Ryan.

"Crocodile": Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people's memories of a nearby accident scene. Starring Andrea Riseborough as Mia Nolan, Kiran Sonia Sawar as Shazia Akhand, Andrew Gower as Rob, Claire Rushbrook as the female detective, Brian Pettifer as William Grange, James Eeles as DC Lydon, and Armin Karima as the receptionist.

"Hang the DJ": Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic. Starring Georgina Campbell as Amy, Joe Cole as Frank, George Blagden as Lenny, Gwyneth Keyworth as Nicola, and Jessie Cave as Edna.

"Metalhead": At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland. Starring Maxine Peake as Bella, Jake Davies as Clarke, and Clint Dyer as Anthony.

"Black Museum": On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artifacts -- and a disturbing main attraction. Starring Douglas Hodge as Rolo Haynes, Letitia Wright as Nish, Daniel Lapaine as Dawson, Aldis Hodge as Jack, Alexandra Roach as Carrie, and Babs Olusanmokun as Clayton.