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Since it first aired in December 2011, the Black Mirror TV series hasn't been too eager to shower us with episodes — but the wait's always been worth it, with the show now counting two seasons and one Christmas special of chilling, eye-opening tales of a hyper-digital world.

And while it's been three years since the last season, Netflix picked up the rights to Charlie Brooker's creation with 12 episodes already planned. Season 3 will consist of six and will drop on the streaming platform October 21, so you knew a trailer had to pop up quite soon.

Hold your breath, and dive in:

Featuring a brilliant cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Alice Eve and Malachi Kirby, this third season's episodes are titled as follows:

  • White Christmas
  • San Junipero
  • Shut Up and Dance
  • Nosedive
  • Men Against Fire
  • Hated in the Nation
  • Playtest

What Is Black Mirror About?


For those not familiar with the series, Black Mirror focuses on a world in the near future relying heavily on technology, and where the characters' obsession with their devices never turns out well. In an interview with The Guardian ahead of the first season's release, Brooker explained what the title meant:

The "black mirror" of the title is the one you'll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.

In the vein of Dave Eggers's book The Circle, which is getting a movie adaptation with Emma Watson in the title role, Black Mirror is an eerie and gut-wrenching suggestion of where technology might take us, bringing out not the best but the worst of our human flaws. You'll never look at your smartphone the same way again.


Black Mirror Season 3 will be available on Netflix on October 21.

Have you seen Black Mirror? Do you feel like this is what the future could hold for us?

[Source: The Guardian]


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