Netflix renews Black Mirror for Season 5
Netflix has renewed Black Mirror for a fifth season.
The Emmy Award-winning anthology series, which takes the intersection of humanity and technology to bleakly logical extremes, started out on Channel 4, with creator Charlie Brooker’s ability to balance dark horror with grim humour resonating with modern society. It then made the jump to Netflix for a third and fourth run of extended episodes, with the latest arriving just before the end of 2017. Now, within a few months of 2018 beginning, the streaming giant has confirmed a fifth season is on the way.
There is no word yet on when the fifth season will land, or how many episodes it will contain. What we do know is that Netflix’s marketing team has lost none of its style, tweeting a video teasing that the show will be right back (a nod to Season 2’s episode of the same title). And, with Season 4 pushing the series’ remit, form and tone to new ends – including a short black-and-white thriller, a space epic and the show’s first episode with a female director – Season 5 is only likely to be more ambitious than the last.
Here’s the video announcing the renewal. For more on Black Mirror Season 4, read our in-depth reviews of each episode here.