Netflix and Charlie Brooker, the creator of “Black Mirror,” are reportedly nearing a deal to produce more episodes of the acclaimed British sci-fi anthology series.
The Radio Times says the Netflix is “understood to have agreed terms with Brooker and his independent production company House of Tomorrow to make ‘multiple episodes’ of the dystopian drama.”
The theme of the series isn’t wild aliens though – it’s dark and sometimes satirical speculative stories set in modern society and dealing with the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.
One episode posits the idea of a world where you can replay everything you do, see or hear; another has a woman falling in love with the avatar of her dead boyfriend; yet another has the British PM contemplating having sex with a pig on live national television in order to save a kidnapped Royal princess.
Only seven episodes have been produced overall – three in 2011, three in 2013 and a Christmas special last year. The likes of Jon Hamm, Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear, Lindsay Duncan, Michael Smiley, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jason Flemyng, Rafe Spall and more have appeared in various episodes.