The hugely-anticipated third season of Charlie Brooker’s cult TV show Black Mirror drops exclusively on Netflix later this month. And now, thanks to the man himself, we have a brand-new trailer to coo over. Check it out after the jump.
The show, which Brooker created, is significantly critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and was picked up by Netflix after a successful run on BBC.
Black Mirror is, for all intents and purposes, the modern day Twilight Zone for a new generation of viewers. The previous two seasons, along with the Christmas special – which need to be binge-watched immediately if you haven’t done so already – was widely considered to be hugely thought-provoking and, in certain parts, even quite shocking.
Past episodes challenged, among other things, our reliance on technology and took place in a disturbing future that is not too far removed from the present day. Topics dealt with in the initial episodes ranged anywhere from artificial intelligence, to modern day indentured servants, and how, with the world now at our fingertips, we can still feel so alone.
Titles for each new episode were previously released, boasting creepy names including; Playtest, Hated in the Nation and, er, Shut Up and Dance. And, while Black Mirror typically uses relatively unknown actors, they’re known to sprinkle in well-known celebrities to add some zest.
With season three, this tradition seems to have continued. Among the smaller actors, we can also expect to see Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), and Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness).
Brooker promised at a conference earlier this year that the third season of the popular show would boast “a variety of tone” and wouldn’t be as much of a “bleakfast” as previous incarnations.
He shared the trailer on his Twitter page. Check it out for yourself below, in all its creepy glory, starring the wonderful Wyatt Russell (who was a major scene-stealer in this year’s Richard Linklater vehicle Everybody Wants Some!!).
The third season of Black Mirror, comprising six episodes total, drops on Netflix on October 21, 2016.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for further developments.