Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes of the series, will continue to serve as exec producers and showrunners for the new episodes. Brooker has begun writing the new episodes, which are scheduled to begin production in late 2015 from the series’ production base in the UK. A premiere date and episode rollout plan will be announced at a later date.
“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that Black Mirror feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true,” said Brooker.
Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The series, which premiered on Channel 4 in 2011 and aired for two seasons, has received an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a BAFTA. Here is a trailer:
“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We’re tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content at Netflix.
Netflix has revived a number of movies/shows with new installments, including Arrested Development, Wet Hot American Summer and Full House.
Brooker and Jones are repped by CAA and attorneys Jeanne Newman and Matt Levy.