The third episode of Black Mirror season 4, “Hang the DJ”, is centred on a new-age dating system that maps out a series of relationships in order to find the perfect match, the One. There’s a machine learning twist to the episode, which stars Georgina Campbell (Flowers, Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room), and George Blagden (Versailles, Vikings), and has been directed by Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones).
“USS Callister”, the fourth episode, is the most extravagant of the lot. It takes after Star Trek right down to the uniforms and ship design, and goes boldly where Black Mirror has never gone before. “USS Callister” comes from the direction of Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock), and includes Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), and Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent) in its cast.
The fifth episode, “Metalhead”, is Black Mirror’s first-ever black-and-white episode. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic version of Scotland, and is a horror chase story involving a woman and a killer robot dog. Directed by David Slade (Hannibal, American Gods), it stars Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything, The Village), Jake Davies (The Missing, A Brilliant Young Mind), and Clint Dyer (Hope Springs).
“Black Museum” is the sixth and final episode of Black Mirror season 4, and it’s also its most violent. It contains three stories in one much like the “White Christmas” special with Jon Hamm, and stars Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager, Catastrophe), Letitia Wright (Humans, Ready Player One), and Babs Olusanmokun (Roots, The Defenders). Colm McCarthy directs. Will be you watching Black Mirror season 4 on the last weekend of 2017? Do you have any questions? Leave them in the comments below.