Netflix has, at long last, revealed the release date for Black Mirror Season 4. The Emmy-winning anthology drama will return on December 29th. The six episodes include starring vehicles for talent such as Rosemarie Dewitt, Jesse Plemons, and Aldis Hodge, and also boasts an episode directed by Jodie Foster. This upcoming season promises to once again draw upon our worst fears and best hopes for the future with the help of some great cast and directors.
The first full trailer does its best to avoid giving too much away, consisting mostly of action-shots and ominous cuts. However, if you consider yourself a Black Mirror fan, you may want to wait until after Christmas to unwrap your gift, this trailer still may give too much away.
Check out the announcement trailer below for Black Mirror Season 4:
“13 Days of Black Mirror” was a celebration held by Netflix, who released short teasers for each of the individual episodes (plus posters) every other day. It was expected that on the final day they would reveal the launch date of the fourth season. The next round consists of six stand-alone episodes, including the 76-minute Star Trek-y entry, “U.S.S. Callister,” and the show’s first-ever black-and-white episode, “Metalhead,” as well as the above-mentioned episode directed by Jodie Foster titled “Arkangel,” TV perennial Tim Van Patten turns in a forewarning take on the dating scene in “Hang The DJ,” and John Hillcoat and Colm McCarthy turn in entries “Crocodile” and “Black Museum,” respectfully.
With a relentless, often-times punishing outlook on life, Black Mirror has garnered a reputation for being one of the bleakest and most singular science-fiction series on TV right now. It’s become one of Netflix’s flagship shows and offers a brutal look at the effects of technology on our society and culture. Black Mirror season 4 looks to live up to the incredibly popular previous season.
They even played it a little cryptic, like an AI becoming sentient and toying with us humans in the way the series hinted at its impending release. Check out the reply they tweeted by this one clever fan:
Did you really think we’d leave you in the dark? https://t.co/0dVrSsW94y
— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) December 6, 2017
Black Mirror Season 4 invade the airwaves starting December 29th in its entirety on Netflix.