Netflix has ordered twelve new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s acclaimed British dark comedy/thriller anthology series “Black Mirror”.
Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes produced thus far, will continue in that capacity on the new episodes.
Brooker has begun writing with production aiming to kick off late 2015 in the UK. A premiere will be announced at a later date. In a statement, Brooker says:
“It’s all very exciting – a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that ‘Black Mirror’ feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”
Each standalone episode explores the modern world and deals with themes of techno-paranoia. The project has been cited a lot recently due to the first episode in which the British PM is blackmailed into having sex with a pig live on the air.