Netflix officially renewed Black Mirror for season 4 to premiere in 2017

The release date for Black Mirror season 4 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Black Mirror season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Netflix has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

From Channel 4 to Netflix

Black Mirror is a critically-acclaimed British sci-fi, mystery, satire and drama television series that is currently being broadcast online on Netflix in the United States and worldwide. The award-winning TV show was created by Charlie Brooker (10 O’clock Live, Newswipe) and it comes from the production companies Zeppotron and Channel 4. The series is executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones (A Touch of Cloth). The debut season of the anthology series first came out on December 4, 2011 on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. The second chapter of Black Mirror was also aired on Channel 4 in 2013, and then in December 2015 Netflix has bought the rights to the show and commissioned 12 episodes that will be aired as 6-episode series 3 and 4. Season 3 of Black Mirror was made available around the globe on October 21, 2016.

Series idea and concept

Black Mirror is an anthology TV series from Charlie Brooker – an incredible Briton, who started off as an illustrator in the children`s magazine and a video game reviewer, only to eventually become one of the most renowned and prolific satirists on British television. Each episode of Black Mirror is built around people’s obsession with high-tech innovations – the ones that already exist and those that will definitely be developed "in the next five minutes," as the author jokes. Actually, "Black Mirror" represents dead screens of tablets, smartphones and TVs – all of the devices, the slaves of which we have become.

Black Mirror episodes are not connected to each other neither by the cast (which includes top talent) nor by the writers and stories (Brooker invites different authors). The most shocking episode of the whole series was the pilot: it was about a terrorist who kidnapped a beloved British princess. The psychopath would free the young woman under the sole condition: the Prime Minister should be broadcast live having sex with a pig.

Current season, feedback and early renewal

Season 3 of Black Mirror, comprising of 6 episodes, was made available in its entirety to Netflix subscribers around the world on Friday, October 21, 2016. Ever since its debut in the UK back in 2011, the series has garnered wide critical acclaim with 7 award nominations and 3 wins and at the moment holds an impressive average approval rating of 8.8 out of 10 on IMDb. The premiere of Black Mirror season 3 took place at the Toronto Film Festival, so some details about it were already revealed before the official release. An episode titled Nosedive will focus on a girl living in a world where every social interaction gets immediately evaluated and judged. The episode stars Bruce Dallas Howard, assisted by lovely Alice Eve. The script was conceived by Charlie Brooker and actress and co-creator of Parks and Recreation Rashida Jones, and the story was directed by Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Pride & Prejudice).

Movie critics, who have already watched the whole third chapter, are raving about the episode titled San Junipero. It’s set in the 1980s, as we remember it from movies (or a surrogate TV series "Strange Things"), and the plot revolves around the love story between two stunningly beautiful girls. Critics point out that this episode is the most optimistic in the entire Black Mirror anthology – somewhat reminiscent of "Thelma and Louise", only with a happy ending. All in all, it seems like Netflix has managed to breathe new air into an already brilliant and complex TV series, and while viewers are savoring a third chapter, we are already looking forward to the 2017 release of Black Mirror season 4.

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