British TV Drama

TV Shows: Black Mirror


Black Mirror is a cult anthology series that looks into the near future to examine how modern society is being affected by our ever increasing obsession with technology.

Created by Charlie Brooker the first two seasons and a Christmas special were broadcast on Channel 4 before the show was poached by streaming giant Netflix who commissioned twelve new episodes split into two seasons.

Endemol who co-produce the series with Zeppotron described the series as a cross between The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected but it’s definitely a creature of our own time.

Black Mirror Charlie Brooker

Creator of Black Mirror Charlie Brooker.

14 Oct 2016… Excellent interview with series creator Charlie Brooker over at Mother Jones in which he talks about his influences which included Hammer House of Horror, Tales of the Unexpected and how he was traumatised by 1980’s BBC nuclear war drama Threads. He also talks about how he is convinced non Brits see him as a Luddite ” I’m a worrier. In the UK, if I’m known for anything, it’s sort of for being cynical. I’m quite geeky and I’m very much into video games and technology and stuff like that. I think overseas viewers assume that Black Mirror is written by the Unabomber, essentially—a Ludd­ite, technology-hating, angry old man waving his fist at the App Store. But I’m more pro-technology than people probably realise.”

7 Oct 2016… The official season 3 trailer from Netflix