Black Mirror, the British sci-fi anthology that was popular when it aired overseas but gained super popularity when the episodes hit Netflix, is now going to be a Netflix original series.
The show, a sci-fi anthology that explores some of the dark possibilities of our increasingly tech-obsessed culture, originally aired on Britain’s Channel 4. Netflix bought the exclusive online streaming rights last year. There's only been seven episodes – two three-episode series and a Christmas special. But it's gained quite the following.
Enough so that Netflix wants to produce its next run.
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 25, 2015
Netflix has picked up Black Mirror for 12 new episodes.
“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of ‘Black Mirror’ episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable,” said show creator Charlie Brooker. “Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that ‘Black Mirror’ feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”
No word on when the episodes will premiere. Hopefully soon. We surely need more Black Mirror, if for nothing other than to predict the future.
It's also just a damn fine show. This is a big get for Netflix, which has been eyeing the series for a while now.