The Netflix anthology series, Black Mirror, is a six-time Emmy Awards winner, loved by its fans all around the world. Due to its overwhelming response with a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a whooping score of 82 on Metacritic, Netflix purchased the program in September 2015.
The cast of the show
The show features a variety of casts in each episode which makes it even more interesting. Miley Cyrus, known for her role as Hannah Montana, stars in the episode ‘Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too’ as a teen pop idol going through an identity crisis. BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby is cast as the politician in the episode ‘The Waldo Moment’. This episode was released before the 2016 US elections and it has been claimed to be fairly prophetic about the candidate that would be elected. Such coincidences make the show even thrilling to watch.
The coincidences do not end there.
The first-ever episode ‘The National Anthem’ follows the story of the British Prime Minister (played by Rory Kinnear) who is forced to do unimaginable things in order to save the kidnapped princess. David Cameron, in his 2015 autobiography ‘Call Me Dave’ recounts a similar incident as well.
The show also has other famed actors such as Bryce Dallas Howard, Michaela Coel, Hannah John-Kamen, Alex Lawther, Cristin Milioti, and Jon Hamm.
All the seasons and story-line explained
The first two seasons with three episodes each and a special sequence was released on Channel 4 between the years 2011 and 2014. The next two seasons with 6 episodes each were released on Netflix on 21st October 2016 and 29th December 2017. Then a one hour thirty minutes long film called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was released on 28th December 2018 and it won two Emmy Awards.
The last season of the show aired last year on the fifth of June.
The show can be categorized as Dystopian Satire of the dependence of humans on technology. The Notion if Uncanny presented by each episode makes watching it feel surreal and eerie. The name “Black Mirror” itself refers to the screens of various devices such as phones, laptops, televisions, etc.
Will there be a season 6?
Charlie Booker, the creator of the series, said in an interview with Radio Times, “I’ve been busy, doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing. At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
Considering the fact that we are partly living in a kind of dystopian world (with the global pandemic and protests all around the planet) right now, the path he has chosen is explained and welcomed.
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