Netflix has tapped Jodie Foster to direct and Rosemarie DeWitt to star in an episode of the fourth season of critically praised anthology series, Black Mirror. The series is slated to begin production later this year and premiere exclusively worldwide on Netflix in 2017.
Netflix greenlit 12 episodes of the anthology series last year, commissioning House of Tomorrow to produce as a Netflix original series. Split into two seasons of six episodes each, House of Tomorrow’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones continue to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new episodes.
This announcement comes in advance of the anticipated third season of the series, which premieres globally October 21 on Netflix.
Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series has been recognized with an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a Bafta award.
On the film side, Foster most recently directed the 2015 thriller Money Monster starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell. More recently, she made her television directorial debut, helming episodes of Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, earning her an Emmy nomination and DGA nom, respectively.
DeWitt will next be seen in awards contender La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. She recently wrapped production on the indie-thriller Sweet Virginia, directed by Jamie Dagg and also starred in Amazon’s period drama pilot The Last Tycoon.