Netflix released the first teaser of their upcoming fourth season of Black Mirror. The short teaser showcases footage from the second-half of the popular British sci-fi parable and even though it doesn’t give away what any of the episodes are, it was revealed just what the titles of the next six episodes will be.
Each episode of Black Mirror explores the theme of “collective unease with the modern world,” depicting various new ways advanced technology transforms lives; from rating every interaction to uploading one’s consciousness after death to virtually live forever.
Check out the teaser for Black Mirror below:
In addition to the teaser trailer, Netflix also released the episode titles and a bit of background info on the forthcoming sci-fi series next outing.
In Arkangel, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker writes an episode starring Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place To Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline), and directed by Jodie Foster.
USS Callister is again written by Brooker but with William Bridges joining him as co-writer. We know that this episode will homage classic sci-fi series like Star Trek and star Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf Of Wall Street), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House Of Cards), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent) with Doctor Who and Sherlock director Toby Haynes behind the camera.
Crocodile will star Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Bloodline), Andrew Gower (Outlander), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered By My Father) and be written solely by Charlie Brooker but with the great John Hillcoat behind the camera (The Proposition, The Road, Lawless, and Triple Nine).
Hang The DJ will be helmed by TV vet Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and Game Of Thrones) and, again, be solely written by creator Brooker with stars like Georgina Campbell (Flowers, Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room), and George Blagden (Versailles, Vikings).
Metalhead stars Maxine Peake (The Theory Of Everything, The Village), Jake Davies (The Missing, A Brilliant Young Mind), and Clint Dyer (Hope Springs) with David Slade of Hannibal and American Gods fame (as well as movies like 30 Days Of Night and Hard Candy) and another script by Charlie Brooker.
Finally, Black Museum will star Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager, Catastrophe), Letitia Wright (Humans, Ready Player One), and Babs Olusanmokun (Roots, The Defenders) with Colm McCarthy directing and written by Charlie Brooker.
Black Mirror features stand-alone episodes exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia in the tradition of The Twilight Zone. The series was created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones. The anthology show originally aired with seven episodes on the UK’s Channel 4 between 2011 and 2014, before Netflix picked up the show for an additional 12 episodes in 2015.
The streaming service aired six of those episodes last year in the third season, so look for the second-half of the fourth season of Black Mirror to premiere on Netflix by the end of 2017.