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Posted Thursday 11/15/18 at 4:02PM EST
Black Mirror inspires a "Nosedive" board game
Based on the 2016 Bryce Dallas Howard-starring Black Mirror episode of the same name, Nosedive will allow people to give each other star ratings with their phones that will determine their social status.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
Black Mirror won't be doing sequels to the "White Bear" and "San Junipero" episodes
Creator Charlie Brooker shut down a report he is doing sequels to both popular episodes in a tweet that he later deleted.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker says "streaming bloat" can be a problem
Source: Digital Spy
"Sometimes, restrictions are very helpful," Brooker said while promoting his new book Inside Black Mirror. "For instance, there's a trick that I've retaught myself...When I was writing for (broadcast) television, there were commercial breaks. Now, commercial breaks are a pain in the arse – in the edit, and in terms of the experience for the viewer – but they're handy as waypoints."
Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Charlie Brooker's new Inside Black Mirror book reveals why the show jumped from Britain's Channel 4 to Netflix
Source: Radio Times
After two seasons, Channel 4 became concerned about the costs and the storylines, the Black Mirror creator writes in his book coming out on Nov. 20. At the same time, the original episodes took off on Netflix, prompting Booker and fellow showrunner Annabel Jones' deal to produce new episodes for the streaming service.
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Netflix is reportedly planning choose-your-own-adventures shows, movies and a Black Mirror episode
Viewers will get to choose their own storyline for an episode of the upcoming Black Mirror season, according to Bloomberg. "Netflix Inc. is about to let you decide how your favorite show will end," reports Bloomberg. "The streaming service is developing a slate of specials that will let viewers choose the next storyline in a TV episode or movie, according to people familiar with the matter. The company expects to release the first of these projects before the end of this year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are still private."
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Why Black Mirror's Emmy win for Outstanding TV movie is unfair
Black Mirror winning for best movie for its "USS Callister" episode marks the third straight year that a non-movie has won Outstanding TV movie.
Posted Sunday 9/09/18 at 12:19PM EDT
Emmys make history with black actors sweeping all guest categories
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards had a historic night on Saturday with black actors winning all guest acting categories in comedy and drama. Tiffany Haddish won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, while Katt Williams won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for his appearance on Atlanta. Ron Cephas Jones won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for This Is Us after being nominated for the second year in a row, while Samira Wiley won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Handmaid's Tale. The sweep seemed all the more likely when a whopping 11 black actors were nominated in the guest acting categories.
- Megan Amram fails to win an Emmy for An Emmy for Megan, vows that Season 2 will be about "revenge"
- Rick and Morty wins its first Emmy, for Outstanding Animated Program
- Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker says "never say never" to a "USS Callister" spinoff TV series after it won the Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
- Game of Thrones won seven awards at Creative Arts Emmys
- James Corden picked up two Emmys, including one for "Outstanding Actor" for his portrayal of James Corden in James Corden's Next James Corden
- Read the complete list of Creative Arts Emmy winners
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Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
Black Mirror books have been delayed
A three-book collection curated by Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker that would feature all-new stories has run into trouble. "Unfortunately that turned out to be way more complex than we anticipated and we wanted something out this year (authors not at fault, btw)," tweeted Brooker.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
Cristin Milioti had never seen Star Trek before starring on Black Mirror's "USS Callister" episode
The actress says after landing her role, she intentionally stayed away from Star Trek. “I wanted to use whatever confusion I might have, because that’s what she might be experiencing as well," she says. "So I watched about two minutes of one episode and was like, ‘I don’t want to watch any more of this.'”
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 2:51PM EST
Black Mirror renewed for Season 5
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Netflix's renewal announcement video contains a big Easter egg to Season 4's "Black Museum."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
Black Mirror releases a "Hang the D.J."-inspired dating app for Valentine's Day
The app will tell new couples how long their relationship will last.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Black Mirror's "Hang the DJ" songs by Sigur Rós and Alex Somers get a soundtrack release
The Season 4 episode songs will be available on vinyl and CD.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Thanks to Black Mirror and Electric Dreams, the anthology series is back
“The beauty of the anthology series is that anything could happen,” says David Bianculli, who adds that “no genre on television, in this century, has had a bigger and better resurgence than the anthology series.”
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams goes hand in hand with Black Mirror
Source: The Atlantic
Amazon's 10-part anthology series starring such big names as Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin and Steve Buscemi has been referred to as the streaming service’s answer to Black Mirror. “Stylistically and philosophically, though, they’re a binary set,” says Spencer Kornhaber. “Electric Dreams is televisually muddy next to Black Mirror’s austere confidence, but it has an emotional generosity that the Netflix series lacks, serving up plenty of happy endings with twists that are more conventional. Of greater note are the contrasts in the shows’ thematic emphases. Electric Dreams usually insists that the tyranny of the collective is the urgent concern. Black Mirror is often a fantasy of individualism taken too far. The dystopian drama most apt for 2018 might be a synthesis of the two.” ALSO: Some episodes are real gems, while other feel overly familiar.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
British millennials who have recently been exposed to Friends are shocked at how problematic it is
Source: The Independent
Netflix only began showing Friends reruns late last year in the U.K. And some millennial viewers are feeling “uncomfortable” with storylines that are “transphobic,” “homophobic," “sexist,” and even "racist," according to The Independent. “There's also the controversial relationship between Monica and her father's best friend who's 20 years older than her,” writes Ilana Kaplan, “but it was perceived as even more uncomfortable in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo stories.”