BlackMirror will have a sixth season on Netflix. In accordance with Variety, a new season of the favorite dystopia of many will arrive on the streaming video platform. A person close to the production confirmed that they are already looking for actors to form the cast. Although details are scarce, it is said that the new chapters will maintain the concept that has defined the series for 10 years.
According to the source, the sixth season of BlackMirror will have more episodes than its predecessor. If we remember, the series went from six to three chapters in 2019, so it is possible that Netflix will return to the previous format. The interesting thing is that these will be longer and have a more cinematic focusas if it were an individual film.
The leak does not sound far-fetched if we consider that some episodes of BlackMirror they last between 60 and 70 minutes, even the end of Season 3 reaches 90 minutes. For now, the participation of its creators, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, has not been confirmed, although it is very possible that they are involved.
Netflix signed an exclusive with Brooker and Jones in 2020 after they resigned from Endemol Shine and created their production company Broke And Bones. The video platform closed a multi-year agreement with both to create original content without worrying about production expenses. At the end of the deal, Broke and Bones and all projects will be owned by Netflix.
With BlackMirror things are different, since the rights to the series belong to Banijay after buying Endemol Shine. Despite rumors that Netflix would open the wallet, the company decided maintain license agreement with Banijay Rights. In an interview with VarietyCathy Payne — CEO of Banijay — said in 2020 that they would evaluate options to work with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones for a sixth season, although she did not confirm that this would take place.
Will we have “stomach” for a sixth season of BlackMirror?
After a disappointing fifth season, BlackMirror will try to recover lost ground. In our review we conclude that the three stories move away from the sharp plots to which their creators accustomed us. The truth is the world is at a very different point from where we lived three years ago. After a prolonged confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet is now facing the effects of the war being waged in Ukraine.
In an interview in mid-2020, charlie brooker said I didn’t know if the world had the stomach for stories about societies falling apart. The creator of the series confirmed at the time that he would not work on episodes of BlackMirror and later that year released Death to 2020a fake documentary that tried to parody world events such as the pandemic and the US elections.
Brooker and Jones’ first job under Netflix’s arm is Cat Burglaran interactive animated film similar to the concept of Bandersnatch that is directed by James Bowman.