Ever sine the Channel 4 British drama series premiered in 2011, Black Mirror has steadily become something of a phenomenon in the U.S. and around the world, thanks in no small part to positive word of mouth and the domestic distribution of the first two seasons and holiday special on Netflix. Created by Charlie Brooker, the show presents each episode as an individual story wherein a narrative unfolds that has its traces in our own waking world – though the consequences that the characters on the hit anthology series face are far darker than even our very worst nightmares.
Subsequent to Netflix securing the rights to singlehandedly produce and distribute seasons 3 and 4 of the the show worldwide, fans of Black Mirror have a lot to look forward to when the series continues on the ever popular online streaming platform. Judging purely by the trailer for season 3, things appear to be heating up quite nicely as the program makes its transition from Channel 4 to Netflix. The latest word on the series has another prominent director set to helm an episode for season 4, too.
According to Indiewire, none other than actor, writer, and director Jodie Foster (Money Monster) has just signed on to direct a season 4 episode of Black Mirror at Netflix. Given Foster’s track record thus far as a frequent guest filmmaker on such hit Netflix series as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, it’s probably only fitting that Foster would move on to another hit TV show on the same online streaming platform.
Joining Foster on her Black Mirror season 4 episode will be lead performer Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land), whose own impressive resume as a premiere independent film actor make her an obvious choice. Brooker will also return as showrunner and executive producer alongside Annabelle Jones for seasons 3 and 4. Production on season 4 is expected to begin later this year, followed by a premiere sometime in 2017.
It remains to be seen how capably Netflix handles the hit science-fiction anthology series when season 3 of Black Mirror finally makes its way onto Netflix; though everything appears to be set firmly in place for what is sure to be a thrilling return to the kinds of unnerving social satires previously aired in the UK. As a spiritual successor to the likes of The Twilight Zone, Brooker’s original series has already proven itself to be a frequently cited staple in the diet of many TV viewers the world over.
Black Mirror season 3 will see its Netflix premiere on October 21, 2016, followed by season 4 sometime in 2017.