‘Black Mirror’ Creator Isn’t Developing A New Season Because He’s Not Sure If Society Can Stomach It Right Now
My man said “Look, I’m good bruh, reality has got us covered on the whole dystopian-horror for the time being.”
That’s right, people, apparently thinking that real life is harsh enough right now, Charlie Brooker — the creator of the hit Netflix sci-fi series Black Mirror — says he’s not currently developing a sixth season as he’s not quite sure society is in the right headspace for such a piece of “entertainment” thing right now.
“I’ve been busy, doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing,” Booker said in an interview with Radio Times when asked about how he’s been spending his time.
“At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.” [via Radio Times]
The most recent season of Black Mirror — which consisted of just three so-so episodes — hit Netflix back in June 2019. Prior to that, the interactive “choose your own adventure” film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was released in 2018.
Similar to The Simpsons apparently predicting every detail of our frightening reality, Black Mirror reminding us that technology is slowly collapsing our way of life and secretly plotting humanity’s demise is quite literally the last thing we need right now. Imagine firing up the first episode of Black Mirror season six to find out its about 56 waves melting our brain cells. No thank you.
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