Black Mirror season 4 will be out December 29, Netflix has announced. The news comes on the back of a week-long marketing campaign that gave fans teaser trailers for all six new episodes – primarily written by creator Charlie Brooker himself – without any mention of when the series would return. Well, now we know.
This is the second season on Netflix following the company’s acquisition of the programme in 2015, which had remained a cult hit during its years on British broadcaster Channel 4. Black Mirror’s move to Netflix gave it access to a larger budget, resulting in six new episodes last year, nearly doubling the then-count of seven from two seasons and a Christmas special.
The anthology sci-fi series is now returning with a new batch of six episodes on the last Friday of 2017, which introduce more near-future technologies and tackle topics such as dating apps, parental supervision, privacy, virtual consciousness, and robots. If you want to know more about Black Mirror season 4, check out our spoiler-free review.
Black Mirror season 4 episodes
The first episode of the new Black Mirror season is called “Crocodile”. It’s about a new device that can access your memory, the raw impressions of events that you have. “Crocodile” has been directed by John Hillcoat (Triple Nine, Lawless), and stars Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father), and Andrew Gower (Outlander).
Popular actress Jodie Foster goes behind the camera for the second episode of Black Mirror season 4, “Arkangel”. It charts the relationship between a mother and daughter over several years, including an implant that allows the former to keep track of the latter. “Arkangel” stars Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), and Owen Teague (Bloodline).