Series creator Charlie Brooker breaks down the first two episodes of Black Mirror Season 3 in a pair of previews before the season starts streaming Friday, October 21. We also hear from Bryce Dallas Howard, star of the first episode, Nosedive, along with Wyatt Russell, star of the second episode, Playtest. While these videos are only a minute long, they offer plenty of insight into the first two episodes of this long-awaited season.
Six new stories, six new realities. From the mind of Charlie Brooker, the not-so-distant future comes to life in the all new season of Black Mirror, available to stream globally on Netflix on October 21st. Take an inside look into the first two episodes, "Nosedive" and "Playtest," in these all new featurebite videos. From "Nosedive," a heightened satire about our current obsession with rating systems to "Playtest," a video-game inspired techno horror romp, these videos from Netflix illustrate the diverse range of the anticipated third season.
Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is 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 reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series has been recognized with an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D'Or and been nominated for a BAFTA award.
The third season features an all star cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton, Cherry Jones, Wyatt Russell, Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, Kelly McDonald, Faye Marsay and others. Joe Wright (Atonement), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), James Watkins (The Woman in Black), Owen Harris, Jacob Verbruggen (London Spy) and James Hawes direct. Rashida Jones and Michael Schur served as writers on "Nosedive." Annabel Jones serves as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Brooker.
While this time of year is typically best known for horror movies, Black Mirror and its stories of techno-paranoia that eerily depict our modern society, may be scarier than any other horror movie out there. Black Mirror debuted in 2011 with a three-episode season, followed by the three-episode Season 2 in 2013. Netflix has ordered 12 episodes of Black Mirror in total, six episodes for the new Season 3, and six more for Season 4, which will air at an undetermined date. Take a look at these new previews for Black Mirror below.