The fourth season of Black Mirror is now streaming on Netflix and it’s as brilliant as it’s ever been.
The season’s weakest episode, Black Museum, would be considered the best episode of any other anthology series, while the remaining five episodes are quite possibly the best episodes of the series to date (the season as a whole is even stronger than season three – which spawned the Emmy®-winning San Junipero episode).
Suppose there was a machine that could access your memories and play them on a video screen of some sort. Now suppose you witnessed a crime, or and accident and the police, or an insurance investigator, wanted you – as a witness – to share your memories of the event.
Even with assurances that ‘private stuff is private stuff’ how wrong do you think that could go?
Netflix has announced – at the Edinburgh International TV Festival – the key cast, directors and episode titles – for the fourth season of Black Mirror. As usual, series creator Charlie Brooker has written every episode.
The biggest name is Jodie Foster – who directs an episode entitled Arkangel.
Some of the more familiar actors in season four include: Rosemary Dewitt, Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti and Jimmi Simpson. Name directors also include David Slade, Tim Van Patten and Toby Haynes.
Season Four of Black Mirror will premiere in 2018.
Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is an examination of the world we live in and the way technology affects us – set in twenty seconds into the future or a kind of alternate new.
The New Yorker called it ‘The Twilight Zone for the Digital Age’ and I see no reason not see it in those terms – especially given the two featurebits for Nosedive (pictured above) and Playtest, two of the season’s six episodes, just released by Netflix.
Check them out after the break. Black Mirror premieres on October 21st.