The UK’s Channel 4 wants to give you Jon Hamm for Christmas, but you might not want to unwrap him. Eleven-time “Mad Men”-Emmy nominee Hamm will star in all three segments of the feature-length “Black Mirror” Christmas special, alongside Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) and Oona Chaplin (Talisa Maegyr/Stark on “Game of Thrones”).
“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special,” Hamm said. “I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception. Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I’m honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have asked me to participate in wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.”
The episode, which will start filming this week, will be directed by Carl Tibbetts (Retreat), and feature Hamm as the binding element to each of the three startling “what if?” scenarios.
Created by Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror” is a tragicomic “Twilight Zone”-style omnibus on the inherent dangers of technology in the modern world. A 2011 episode titled “The Entire History of You”–which takes place in a world where people can rematch memories–has been optioned by Warner Bros. and Robert Downey Jr.’s company Team Downey to be turned into a feature.