After ticking all the right boxes, Charlie Brooker returns to the dystopian world of Mind-Boggling tech with Black Mirror Season 6 on Netflix.
- Release date of Netflix Black Mirror season 6
- New castings and plot prediction for Black Mirror season 6
- Why is Black mirror dystopian but not cynical?
Get ready to take another glimpse in Black Mirror with season 6. Based on the anthology format, the futuristic sci-fi drama mirrors the black side of new technologies in the modern world.
Release date of Netflix Black Mirror season 6
There is no stopping, after the phenomenal success of season 5 and the interactive movie Bandersnatch to renew for another intriguing season. There was a slight glitch in January 2020 when Brooker and Jones announced their departure from House of Tomorrow, the show’s production company which led talks with Netflix.
But by February 2020, Brooker and Jones established Broke and Bones, a new production company each having a 50% stake in it. Now, there is no reason for co-creators Brooker and Jones to put a period to Black Mirror.
Although no official announcement is made on the renewal of Black Mirror season 6 yet, it would be surprising if Netflix doesn’t sign Brooker and Jones for another instalment. As Brooker told Digital Spy,
“I don’t think there’s anything to stop us,”
The wait won’t be long and following the pattern of prior releases, The Black Mirror season 6 might release on the Netflix platform by mid-2020.
New castings and plot prediction for Black Mirror season 6
The series follows Anthological format and comes with the new storyline in every episode, with new cast and ensemble. Previous seasons have seen the right mix of new British talent and A-listers including Jon Hamm, Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott. We will have to wait to see who joins in the tempting universe of futuristic technology filled with repercussions.
The same is with the plot. Since the story differs in each episode, season 6 will bombard us with entirely new gadgets or may shock us by airing underlying horror in existing technologies.
Why Black mirror is dystopian but not cynical?
Black Mirror is a sublime attempt in Sci-fi that plays different stories every episode but the underlying tone is the same. Brooker while speaking to Guardian said,
“That’s what we’re aiming for with Black Mirror: each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they’re all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes time if we’re clumsy. And if there’s one thing we know about mankind, it’s this: we’re usually clumsy. And it’s no use begging Siri for help. He doesn’t understand tearful pleading. Trust me, I’ve tried.”
The series beautifully treads between dystopia and nihilism and saves itself from taking a cynical view on futuristic technology. While probing the consequences of modern technologies, the show takes into account the human emotions that are nowadays more channelled towards our favourite gadgets. Modern-day-tech is intrusive and we know the ramifications, yet like a drug addict, we can’t do anything about it.
For now, our only comfort is to wait for Netflix to announce Black Mirror season 6 before we get clumsy again.