Netflix confirmed this week that it plans to produce 12 new episodes of Black Mirror. The popular British TV series previously aired on England’s Channel 4, which ran a total of seven movie-length episodes.
“It’s all very exciting,” said show creator Charlie Brooker. “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.”
Black Mirror uses an anthology style similar to The Twilight Zone, with each episode telling a separate story with a totally different cast and setting. The only official connection between episodes is a general focus on technology and how it may alter the future in largely negative ways. Some viewers have pointed to possible points of continuity across the series, though for now that’s just a fan theory.
Unfortunately there’s no word on when Netflix will actually roll out the new episodes. If the company plans to release all 12 at once, it could be a while, though it’s possible the order could be split into three or four separate seasons.