Black Mirror season 5: Anthony Mackie casting, San Junipero sequel, trailer

CNET | 3/20/2019 | Jennifer Bisset
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One of the greatest shows on Netflix is one you won't want to binge.

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker's dark and depressing reflection on humanity's relationship with technology, began life in 2011 on the UK's Channel 4 before Netflix snapped it up in 2015. Now we can all suffer, worldwide.

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The first two seasons had three episodes each. On Netflix, season 3 and 4 both brought six episodes with new stories set in America. It expanded its Netflix episodes in December 2018 with Bandersnatch, a one-off interactive film about a guy who goes insane trying to make a video game.


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Bandersnatch is a one-off interactive Black Mirror film on Netflix.

When will it come out?

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There's nothing in cement yet, but Brooker confirmed that season 5 is "imminent-ish".

"It's all imminent-ish. It'll be out soon," Brooker said in a January interview with "We'd already shot like, one of the episodes of season 5 before we did Bandersnatch.

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Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker.

"At one point we weren't sure whether we were going to make Bandersnatch part of season 5."

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Black Mirror season 3 arrived on Netflix in October 2016. Season 4 launched in December 2017. Season 5 has been pushed back to accommodate Bandersnatch as the sprawling choose-your-own-adventure epic took a lot of hard work to pull off.

"Doing Bandersnatch was like doing several episodes at once," Brooker told "It was Netflix's suggestion as well -- 'Let's do it as its own thing'. As it expanded and got bigger and bigger and bigger it became apparent that the way to do this was to do it as a standalone thing."

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If season 5 follows Netflix's pattern of unexpectedly dropping new shows, the first episode could come out of nowhere. We were given one day's notice to prepare ourselves for Bandersnatch.

But since Brooker's confirmed that at least one episode was shot...
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