Black Mirror season 5 to include choose-your-own-adventure episode
Netflix has revealed that Black Mirror season five will be premiering this December, and fans will get the chance to interact with the show like never before as Bloomberg (via Screen Crush) brings word that Netflix is planning a choose-your-own-adventure episode for the hit Emmy-winning anthology series.
Netflix has played around with interactive storytelling in animated kids shows, such as the streamer’s Puss in Boots where the viewer can choose whether the feline fights a god or a tree, for example. Black Mirror will be the first time Netflix has attempted their choose-your-own-adventure model on a live-action program.
Netflix will also be “developing a slate of specials” with the same model, the outlet notes, in either a TV episode or movie. Jim Eko, the chief operating officer of Eko which producers interactive shows said: “The time is right for interactive TV to become mainstream experience.”
Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflection.
The fourth season of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix at the end of 2017 with six all-new episodes and a finale that nearly felt like an ending to the entire series. Black Mirror first aired on BBC before making the transition to Netflix. Its one-off episodes have featured a whole slew of fan-favorite talent in front of the camera including Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), and Letitia Wright (Black Panther), plus many notable directors behind the camera including Joe Wright (Darkest Hour), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), John Hillcoat (The Road), Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones), David Slade (30 Days of Night), and Jodie Foster.