On July 27, Netflix confirmed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that it’s anthology series Black Mirror Season 3 will premiere on October 21. Show creator duo Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones assured that Season 3 would maintain the exclusive sense of horror in its previous seasons. In fact, it would be more intense across the six new installments. The teasers they dropped also reveal that Black Mirror Season 3 has nightmarish stories.
As mentioned, the third season of Black Mirror is going to cover six episodes. This means each of them will hold its own essence.
Following the classic Black Mirror trend, the show-runners are keeping the secrets behind these episodes under wraps until its release in October.
However, here are some details about the Black Mirror Season 3 installments:
- San Junipero stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris
- Shut Up and Dance features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins
- Nosedive stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright
- Men Against Fire features Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen
- Hated in the Nation stars Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes
- Playtest features Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen in an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
Although Brooker is the lead writer, Rashida Jones and Michael Schur joined him to co-write Nosedive. It is the third episode of Black Mirror Season 3. Jones and Schur were fans of the show.
They were not willing to reveal details about Nosedive but they described the episode as “a social satire about identity in the social media age — quite a playful episode, but also quite nightmarish.” If the writers are to be believed, then Nosedive would be an interesting piece for viewers who love indulging in horror fiction.
Likewise, while Playtest is a video game-themed episode, Hated in the Nation will present more of a “police procedural,” reveals IndieWire.
Black Mirror revolves around a group of people’s personal lives and how unexpected consequences of latest technologies manipulate their behavior. For more updates on Black Mirror Season 3, stay tuned.