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Anticipation Builds for “Black Mirror” Season 7

Aaron Paul in Black Mirror (Via Black Mirror)

Fans of the anthology series “Black Mirror” have long been charmed by its unique blend of dark satire, psychological horror, and innovative storytelling, all exploring the unsettling implications of modern technology. Creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker has consistently pushed the boundaries of the series’ format, and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that the upcoming Season 7 will once again bring fresh, unexpected elements to the screen.

In the interview, Brooker expressed his enthusiasm for the new season, highlighting the diverse range of tones and themes that fans can look forward to. Despite sticking largely to the show’s technological themes, each episode promises to deliver something unique. Out of the six episodes ordered by Netflix, Brooker has already written six and is currently working on the final one, which he admits he should have completed weeks ago.

“I’m always excited about all of them, but I think we have a really good mix. I’m about to start writing the last one, which actually is terrifying because I probably should have written it several weeks ago! We have a real mix of things, really exciting castings that have happened. I don’t want to jinx it by saying too much. We’re in the bit that I really like, where you’ve locked an episode, so that’s such a good feeling. We’re doing the final polishing of the score and the mix on one of them. And we are doing something really cool right now that we’ve never done before — but I can’t say what it is.”

Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Black Mirror (Via Black Mirror)

“Black Mirror” has a history of experimenting with different formats. Over six seasons, it has explored various genres and styles, from horror and black-and-white cinematography to metalinguistic comedy. One notable experiment was the interactive film “Bandersnatch,” which allowed viewers to choose the outcome of key scenes. Given this background, it’s intriguing to speculate what new format Brooker might introduce in Season 7. An animated episode, perhaps? It certainly fits within the series’ penchant for the unexpected.

One confirmed format change for Season 7 is the sequel to the Season 4 episode “USS Callister.” This will be the first time “Black Mirror” revisits a previous story, potentially opening the door for other sequels. However, details about the sequel and other episodes remain tightly guarded.

As anticipation builds for the new season, fans are left to speculate about the surprises that Brooker and his team have in store. With the promise of innovative storytelling and unexpected twists, Season 7 of “Black Mirror” is set to continue the series’ tradition of challenging and engaging viewers in new and exciting ways. Netflix will debut the new season soon, adding another chapter to the critically acclaimed series.

Charlie Brooker’s commitment to pushing creative boundaries ensures that “Black Mirror” remains a cutting-edge series. As we await Season 7, the promise of fresh formats and intriguing narratives maintains the show’s reputation for innovation. Fans can look forward to another season of thought-provoking and visually charming episodes that explore the darker sides of technology and human nature.

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