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‘Black Mirror’ Season Five Teased in Video

Netflix’s Black Mirror has been a huge hit for the streaming service since picking it up back in 2015. Well the series has just been renewed for a fifth season with a teaser showing previous episodes.

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“Be Right Back” is referring to the first episode from season two which starred Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson.

Black Mirror is an anthology series along the likes of the Twilight Zone. Each episode is set in a future timeline and deals with the good and bad side of technology. Black Mirror was created in 2011 by Charlie Booker originally airing on UK’s Channel 4.

The series has starred actors such as Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther), John Hamm (Mad Men), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother
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New Black Mirror Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Explore All Six Installments of Season 4

Black Mirror fans can dive deeper into their favorite episodes from the fourth season now streaming on Netflix with six behind-the-scenes featurettes in which the cast and crew members discuss the creative process behind each installment:

Black Mirror Season 4: "Dare to go where no one has gone before. Six new stories from Charlie Brooker are now streaming on Netflix.

“Arkangel” stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding, and Owen Teague, and it is directed by Jodie Foster.

“Black Museum” stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, and Babs Olusanmokun, and it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

“Crocodile” stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar, and it is directed by John Hillcoat.

“Hang the DJ” stars Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, and George Blagden, and it is directed by Tim Van Patten.

“Metalhead” stars Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, and Clint Dyer, and it is directed by David Slade.

“USS Callister” stars Jesse Plemons,
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‘Black Mirror’ Unleashes 7 Making of Featurettes

Black Mirror‘ season 4 has been released for just over a couple of weeks, but the latest season of the Netflix anthology series has already been divisive to say the least. In response, Netflix has unleashed 6 featurettes that delve into each of the season’s episodes, along with a special bonus featurette that answers a very important lingering question: do these stories share the same universe?

In the new featurette, series’ creator Charlie Brooker explains how they tried to push the limits of this season by “shooting stories in environments that we haven’t really done before”. If anything, the season did just that, and more. You can watch the first featurette–which features Brooker addressing the shared universe theory–below.

Before this season, many had speculated what Brooker just confirmed. If anything, the idea that all of the episodes (at least in this season) have connected threads between them only
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The Star Trek Inspired Black Mirror Episode "USS Callister" Could Get a Spinoff Series

One of my favorite Black Mirror episodes in Season four was the Star Trek-inspired episode "USS Callister". It was so good and it went into a crazy awesome direction that I didn't see coming at all! If you haven't seen it yet, I won't ruin it for you, but I will say that Jesse Plemons gives an incredible performance as a James T. Kirk-like character named Captain Daly, who fearlessly leads his crew on adventures to help protect the galaxy. If you haven't seen the episode yet, there's a huge surprising twist to this story that I think you'll love.

If you have seen the episode, you'll be happy to hear that there's potential for a spin-off series! While talking to THR in a recent interview, director Toby Haynes was asked about a possible sequel, and this was his reply:

"I was talking with Louise Sutton, who produced this and 'Metalhead,
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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’: How the Shatner Impression, Surprise Cameo, and Flawless Production Happened

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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’: How the Shatner Impression, Surprise Cameo, and Flawless Production Happened
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for the “Black Mirror” Season 4 episode “USS Callister.”]

The first episode of “Black Mirror” Season 4 might be its most brilliant. Playing with tropes established by shows like “Star Trek,” it tells the story of a frustrated and petty programmer (Jesse Plemons) who imprisons those he feels have wronged him in a virtual game world. The longest episode of the season, “USS Callister” creates multiple realities that come together to tackle not just a journey of the bullied becoming the bully, but an overall climate that has become incredibly toxic… but with some hope for true change.

IndieWire spoke with “Callister” director Toby Haynes, production designer Joel Collins, and stars Plemons and Cristin Milioti to learn everything we could about how the episode came together, including how much work the Shatner impression took and how they got Aaron Paul for the episode’s final moments.

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Black Mirror Season 4 Review

Like dipping your hand into a bag of liquorice allsorts, every episode of Black Mirror is a different shape, a different texture, a different flavor, but each installment reflects a central anxiety: how might technology trap us rather than set us free? To answer this, Black Mirror cleverly favors subtlety over bombast, almost always preferring to explore this question via small-scale drama as opposed to overblown sci-fi space opera. Even with Netflix money flowing through the kitty, writer and producer Charlie Brooker arrows in on individual people and their particular anxieties rather than getting carried away with techno-melodrama.

By virtue of being an anthology, half the fun is debating your favorite episode. For instance, the Emmy-award-winning “San Junipero” is the critical darling of season 3 but I much prefer “Shut up and Dance” from that series, a savage game of cat and mouse between a wide-eyed teen and a hacking cartel.
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New trailer & debut date for season 4 of ‘Black Mirror’

Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.

Wrap up 2017 and ring in the New Year with six all-new episodes of the always anxiety-inducing series, which this season stars Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright and Michaela Coel, among countless others. Black Mirror Season 4 directors include Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes, John Hillcoat, Colm McCarthy, Tim Van Patten and David Slade.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the Emmy-winning Black Mirror,
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New ‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Reveals Launch Date

Netflix released a brand new trailer for the upcoming season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. The two-minute trailer consists of a mix of clips from the new episodes as well as the launch date for the new season.

If you happened to blink for a really long time towards the end of the trailer and didn’t catch the launch date, it is December 29, 2017. Just in time to binge watch on your holiday break.

IMDb has the episode count at six for season 4. Below is some episode information.

“Arkangel”

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline)

Director: Jodie Foster

Written by: Charlie Brooker

“USS Callister”

Cast: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent)

Director: Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4: Full Trailer Tries to Imagine a Bright Future

After revealing teasers for the individual episodes, Netflix has unveiled the full series trailer for Black Mirror Season 4. The new season consists of six all-new episodes from directors Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes (Doctor Who), John Hillcoat (The Road), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones), and Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders). In addition to this Season 4 trailer, Netflix has finally announced the premiere date: December 29th. That should make for one hell of a bleak post-Christmas binge, but also provides a very convenient hangover cure on January 1st. Aubrey watched and reviewed …
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Netflix Reveals Official Trailer for Black Mirror Season 4, Premiering December 29th

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After the presents are unwrapped and you're waiting for the new year's arrival this winter, Netflix will have one last gift to give you: six new episodes of Black Mirror. Coming to the streaming service on December 29th, season 4 of the anthology series is featured in a new trailer that travels from the intimate corners of the mind to the far reaches of outer space and everywhere in between:

"It’s hard to imagine a bright future, but we must. Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns to Netflix December 29th.

“Arkangel” stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding and Owen Teague, and it is directed by Jodie Foster.

“Black Museum” stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright and Babs Olusanmokun, and it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

“Crocodile” stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar, and it is directed by John Hillcoat.

Hang the DJ” stars Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden,
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Black Mirror Season 4 Arrives Just in Time to Freak You Out About Technology in 2018

Black Mirror Season 4 Arrives Just in Time to Freak You Out About Technology in 2018
Black Mirror is coming to help you Ring in the New Year with fun, terrifying and anxiety-inducing stories. What a way to end 2017! The new season of Black Mirror, six episodes, premieres on Friday, Dec. 29 on Netflix. The new additions to Charlie Brooker's Emmy-winning anthology series star the likes of Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright and Michaela Coel, among countless others, and feature stories ranging from a Star Trek-esque tale to what appears to be a harrowing post-apocalyptic black and white outing. Directors for the new season include Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes, John Hillcoat, Colm McCarthy, Tim Van Patten and...
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‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch

‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch
Netflix’s Emmy-winning “Black Mirror” has been thoughtfully doling out details of its highly anticipated fourth season throughout the past couple week, and the show finally revealed a full trailer. In addition, viewers finally when their misery will end (or begin, depending on just how bleak the installments are), as the streaming service also revealed the release date, Friday, Dec. 29.

Read More:‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 First Look: Jodie Foster and ‘Star Trek’ Homage are Here to Blow Our Minds

The trailer, which can be seen below, ranges from futuristic sets with robots and spaceships to more mundane settings. According to EW, at an early PaleyFest screening of “USS Callister,” creator Charlie Brooker revealed that the episode was conceived as an adult “Toy Story” and it’s about “living under a tyrant.” Its obvious riff on “Star Trek” means that it’s grander in scope and uses a healthy amount of lens flares.
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Review: The Future Might Be Bleak, But Some Stellar Installments Will Give You Hope

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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Review: The Future Might Be Bleak, But Some Stellar Installments Will Give You Hope
Get ready for another season of twists, terror, laughs, and love, as “Black Mirror” Season 4 is upon us, once again drawing upon our worst fears and best hopes for the future.

For a show where literally anything can happen with each new episode, there’s something ironic about the fact that we’ve come to have certain expectations as to what an episode of “Black Mirror” might be. Season 4 doesn’t technically subvert those expectations — there are at least two episodes, “Arkangel” and “Crocodile,” which are very much identifiable as classic “Black Mirror” tales. But fortunately, creator Charlie Brooker has taken some big swings with other installments, and the result is proof that “Black Mirror,” as a series, has plenty of mileage left in it.

This is never a show that’s easy to talk about in a spoiler-free context, but it feels safe to say that there’s more
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The Trailer For The Star Trek-Inspired Black Mirror Episode "U.S.S. Callister" Has Been Released

Netflix has released the trailer for their Star Trek-inspired episode from Black Mirror Season 4. It's called "U.S.S. Callister" and it's the episode that a lot of people are excited about. This definitely looks like it's going to be an interesting episode as it looks like a full-on comedic Star Trek parody. But with this being part of the Black Mirror series, we know that there is something more dark and sinister underneath what we are seeing in this trailer. Here's a brief plot summary:

Join Captain Daly and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets.

“USS Callister” was directed by Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock) and stars Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), and Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent).

There's still no release date
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer Goes ‘Star Trek’ With ‘U.S.S. Callister’

Paramount is probably wondering where all this “Star Trek” love was when “Star Trek: Beyond” was released last year. Not only is Quentin Tarantino developing his own “Star Trek” movie, but “Black Mirror” is offering its skewed take on the beloved sci-fi series with “U.S.S. Callister.”

Directed by Toby Haynes, and starring Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson and Michaela Coel, the episode looks and feels like a bubblegum flavored romp through a very specific era of “Star Trek,” however, creator and writer Charlie Brooker says there are even more influences on the episode, but he can’t talk about the just yet.

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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons Does His Best Captain Kirk Impression in ‘Star Trek’ Homage

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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons Does His Best Captain Kirk Impression in ‘Star Trek’ Homage
Time to boldly go into another one of Charlie Brooker’s mind-bending story worlds — though this one looks awfully familiar. Based on the trailer for “USS Callister,” one of the upcoming installments of Season 4, it’s quite clear that for at least one episode, “Black Mirror” is blasting off into a future reminiscent of “Star Trek.”

“USS Callister” doesn’t just appear to be paying tribute to “Star Trek” in general, though — from the sets to the costumes to Jesse Plemons’ very deliberate enunciation, Brooker, co-writer William Bridges and director Toby Haynes (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”) seem clearly inspired by the 1960s original series, which has remained iconic for the last 50 years.

Adding “Black Mirror” to his already impressive resume (which also includes “Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Fargo” Year 2), Plemons takes the captain’s chair for the feature-length episode.

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New Photos Released For Black Mirror Season 4 Teases "USS Callister" and "Arkangel" Episodes

Two new photos have been released for the fourth season of Netflix's Black Mirror. The first image teases the Star Trek-inspired episode "USS Callister" and the second on is for the episode titled "Arkangel". This is such an amazing series and I can't wait to see what crazy twisted stories we'll be getting in this next season. To watch the previously released teaser trailer for the series, click here.

Below the photo, you'll find the details that have been released for each of the six episodes that Season 4 will consist of:

“Crocodile,” directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) and starring Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Andrew Gower (Outlander), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father).

“Arkangel,” directed by Jodie Foster (Money Monster, The Silence of the Lambs) and starring Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline).

Hang the DJ,
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Two New Pics For Black Mirror Season 4 Come From The Future

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s super-stylish and eerily prescient anthology series, is fast approaching its fourth season on the airwaves, and we can hardly wait.

Comprised of six episodes in total – six dark new realities – Brooker’s satirical hit is expected to return sometime before the year’s end, at which point we expect to be nursing a crippling case of techno-paranoia. Until that day arrives, though, Netflix (via Collider) has delivered the next best thing: two action shots for Black Mirror season 4, and they come from the future.

The first, which is lifted from the Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel,” finds Rosemarie Dewitt supervising what appears to be some form of cerebral experiment. Lean a little closer and you’ll notice that the young girl is staring into a nearby monitor, so perhaps the device hovering close to her skull is able to monitor brainwaves? Whatever the outcome, we imagine
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Netflix Teases ‘Black Mirror’ With First-Look Photos from Season 4

Netflix Teases ‘Black Mirror’ With First-Look Photos from Season 4
Netflix recently revealed the titles for the season 4 episodes of its popular dystopian technology anthology “Black Mirror.” To follow up the pre-season hype, the streaming service has just released two images of the episodes “Arkangel” and “USS Callister.”

Based on the photo, “Arkangel” appears to tackle the theme of medicine. The episode stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding and Owen Teague, was written by Charlie Brooker, and is directed by Jodie Foster.

“USS Callister, which stars Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson and Michaela Coel, takes on a “Star Trek” vibe. It is directed by Toby Haynes. Series co-creator Brooker has co-written this episode with William Bridge.

Other season 4 episodes include:

“Black Museum” stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright and Babs Olusanmokun. It is directed by Colm McCarthy. “Crocodile” stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar. It is directed by John Hillcoat. “Hang the DJ” stars Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden. It
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Images Preview “USS Callister” and “Arkangel”

Though we haven't been given synopses yet for the upcoming episodes of the Netflix anthology series Black Mirror, we did recently get a trailer alongside episode titles and info on who will be starring in each of Charlie Brooker's dystopian stories for Season 4. And now, Netflix has released two images from upcoming episodes "USS Callister" and "Arkangel." Here's what we do know: "USS Callister" is being written by Brooker and William Bridges, and will be directed by Toby Haynes. Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel, and Billy Magnussen will star, which is everything I …
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