After a four-year wait, ‘Black Mirror’ season 6 finally makes its long-awaited return, following the premiere of its preceding season in 2019.
It has been almost four years since the release of the fifth installment of Black Mirror. Charlie Brooker and Anabel Jones are the creators of the popular series, as you may already know. The last season was released in June 2019, and since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting new episodes. In interviews, Brooker has mentioned that he decided to take a break from writing the new season due to the pandemic. He felt that the themes explored in Black Mirror might be too disheartening or gloomy for audiences during such a challenging time.
Black Mirror is a TV show where different stories take place in a world that relies heavily on technology. Before the pandemic, when people were isolated and had lots of virtual Zoom meetings, the show seemed like a fun idea about how technology can benefit society. However, it also shows the darker side of technology, exaggerating the negative effects it can have on our lives, especially with regard to the internet.
What is Black Mirror season 6 about?
As an anthology series, Black Mirror doesn’t follow a continuous storyline throughout the season. Because of that it is difficult to provide a synopsis for the entire season. The creators of the show, including Charlie Brooker, tend to keep details about upcoming episodes under wraps before their release. However, Brooker has mentioned that the upcoming season will have a higher production quality, aiming for a more cinematic feel. Accordingly, the creators will treat each episode as an individual movie, providing unique and distinct stories.
Netflix recently shared a preview of what fans can expect in the upcoming season of the award-winning series. In May, the streaming service revealed the episode titles. And also, they provided brief descriptions for each one, giving viewers a sneak peek of what’s to come.
In the first episode titled “Joan is Awful,” an average woman is surprised to find out that her life has been adapted into a prestigious TV drama, featuring Salma Hayek Pinault portraying her character.
Episode two, “Loch Henry,” follows a young couple working on a nature documentary who gets caught up in a captivating local story with shocking historical events.
In the third episode titled “Beyond the Sea,” set in an alternate 1969, two men embark on a dangerous high-tech mission and grapple with the aftermath of an unimaginable tragedy.
The fourth episode is titled “Mazey Day”. And it will discover a troubled celebrity is hounded by intrusive paparazzi. The story follows her as she navigates the aftermath of a hit-and-run incident.
In episode five, “Demon 79,” set in Northern England in 1979, a timid sales assistant is given a shocking mandate that she must carry out horrific acts to avert a catastrophe.
The cast for Black Mirror Season 6 features a roster of notable actors. Some of the confirmed names include Zazie Beetz from Joker, Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, Paapa Essiedu from I May Destroy You, and Josh Hartnett from Penny Dreadful.
Furthermore, Kate Mara from A Teacher, Annie Murphy from Schitt’s Creek, Danny Ramirez from Top Gun: Maverick, Clara Rugaard from I Am Mother, and Auden Thornton from This Is Us.
And also, Anjana Vasan from Spider-Man: Far From Home, Salma Hayek Pinault from Eternals, and Samuel Blenkin from The Witcher: Blood Origin,.
Ben Barnes from Shadow & Bone, Daniel Portman from Game of Thrones, John Hannah from Four Weddings and a Funeral, Himesh Patel from Don’t Look Up, Michael Cera from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Monica Dolan from Empire of Light, Myha’la Herrold from Industry, Rob Delaney from Catastrophe, and Rory Culkin from Scream 4.
Black Mirror Season 6 is set to release this Summer, specifically on June 15, 2023. This highly anticipated season arrives four years after the premiere of Season 5.