Created by Charlie Brooker and originally airing on Channel 4 in the UK, Black Mirror was a huge success.
Taking its inspiration from The Twilight Zone, the show features scenarios set in the near future, largely commentating on social issues and advancing technology.
After the first two series aired in the UK in 2011 and 2013, Black Mirror then moved to Netflix. Three more seasons followed in 2016, 2017 and 2019, plus the standalone Black Mirror: Bandersnatch in 2018.
Season 5 was more slimmed down and instead of the usual six episodes, only had three. So will we get more in Black Mirror Season 6??
When Is Black Mirror Season 6 Coming Out?
Black Mirror is an anthology series which means that non of the episodes are related to each other, and each has its own distinct storyline, cast and characters.
Because of that, each episode requires everything to be new, so it's like making a series of mini-movies.
So where are we up to with Season 6 of Black Mirror? We know that Netflix announced the season in May of 2022 and that production officially began in June 2022.
Fans will be delighted to know that season 6 will have more than three episodes as they have all been cast.
Plus, as recently as September, additional cast members were confirmed for the extra episodes.
So when will see Black Mirror Season 6? Netflix has finally given us a release date and though it's not very specific, we will see the latest season in June 2023.
Of course, when we get a more specific date, we will update you!
Confirmed Cast For Black Mirror Season 6
Every season the cast gets bigger and better for Black Mirror – anyone remember the excitement when Miley Cyrus was confirmed for season 5???
This time around the confirmed cast is just as impressive.
The first three episodes includes Zazie Beetz who confirmed that she filmed her episode in June 2022.
We can also expect to see Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Salma Hayek Pinault, Annie Murphy and Paapa Essiedu.
Additional cast members including Rory Culkin (Under the Banner of Heaven) and Rob Delaney were confirmed by Deadline in August 2022.
Black Mirror Season 6 – What to Expect
Details about upcoming episodes are very scarce. Charlie Brooker likes to keep plots and characters under wraps for as long as possible.
Even when the trailers come out, it's still pretty tricky to figure out the exact plot for each episode.
We do know that for Black Mirror season 6, each episode is being treated like a one-hour movie and that they are bigger in cinematic scope than in previous seasons.
Charlie Brooker has mentioned that he plans to inject more of his unique comedy into the new season. So along with the usual existential dread and disturbing advances in technology that make us all shudder, we could also be in for a few dark laughs.
Whatever happens, the sixth season of Black Mirror looks like it will be the most unpredictable, unclassifiable and unexpected yet.