Watch the First Trailer for 'Black Mirror' Season 6

Watch the First Trailer for 'Black Mirror' Season 6

Netflix hasn't released a new season of Black Mirror since June of 2019, but season 6 is finally on the horizon. Variety reports that a new cast has been signed for the anthology series and that episodes may already be in production. And sure enough, Netflix confirmed that the new season is on the way.

Here's everything we know about season 6 of Black Mirror so Far.

When will season 6 be released?

Black Mirror returns on June 15, 2023 with five new episodes.

Who is in the cast?

New members of the cast include: Aaron Paul, Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha'la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, Samuel Blenkin, and Zazie Beetz.

What will season 6 be about?

Every season is composed of different stories, so there's not really a through-line, if you don't count the general concept of “dystopia.” But show creator Charlie Brooker promises this chapter will be even more unexpected than the others.

“Partly as a challenge, and partly to keep things fresh for both me and the viewer, I began this season by deliberately upending some of my own core assumptions about what to expect,” he told Tudum. “Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is. The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.”

Is there a trailer?

The first teaser arrived on April 26, sharing a glimpse at the star-studded cast and eerie storyline.

An official trailer arrived on May 31.

Why has it taken so long to produce season 6 of Black Mirror?

Though the pandemic was not specifically listed as a reason by Variety, a lot of productions have been delayed by COVID-19, so it was unlikely they'd rush into making a new season in the year 2020. In fact, the shows creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones were pretty busy that year. They left their production company House of Tomorrow in January 2020, and started a new production banner, Broke and Bones. Netflix invested in their new company as well in a deal estimated to be worth $100 million. But their former production company had some claim to the rights for Black Mirror, and yet another deal had to be created to license them to Netflix. The show originally aired on Channel 4 for two seasons in the U.K., but became wildly popular after ending up on Netflix and streaming for a wider audience.

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