Black Mirror: with Charles Brooker and Annabel James leaving the production company, is there any hope for a sixth season for Black Mirror? We've got the answers right here
The fifth season of the sensational sci-fi anthology series, Black Mirror from Charlie Brooker, dropped last year in June 2019 and was received with an outstanding ovation. It even included a host of well-known faces including Miley Cyrus, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Anthony Mackie, Ludi Lin Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and more.
The hype for this season was largely generated after the release of the interactive standalone film titled Bandersnatch which was released at the end of 2018. The film showed us how far Brooker and Jones are willing to go when it comes to their creativity. Perhaps we may get another interactive film sometime after the release of season 6.
But three episodes aren't enough to whet the appetites of fans, which is why they're largely anticipating the arrival of a sixth season so badly. Fortunately, this is where we come in. Anything you want to know about Black Mirror Season 6 is all right here in this wonderful resource. So what other wonderful surprises does showrunner Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones have in store for us next? Let's find out together right now.
Normally, we would’ve been optimistic about potential renewal for the show after the release of the fifth season back in June 2019, but it doesn’t look like things are heading in that direction based on the information that we are about to share with you with a heavy heart.
At first, we largely assumed that even though we didn’t hear a word from Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones about a potential sixth season, we were hopeful that they're getting ready to put all the final touches together in order to surprise the fans.
However, according to Deadline, there may be some worries brewing behind the scenes as Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker left House of Tomorrow, the production company behind the show along with Endemol Shine Group, back in January 2020. The report also talks about how both Brooker and Jones were in negotiations about an overall output deal with Netflix.
With this deal, should a sixth season were to be given the go, talks about the show would have to take place with Endemol Shine Group. Though according to a report from Bloomberg, Endemol is also going through some changes of its own, one of which includes a potential buyout that could help in raising new funds.
In other words, whether there is going to be another season for Black Mirror at this point is anybody's guess. The only thing we can look forward to is any new titles from Brooker and Jones somewhere down the line.
Brooker and Jones were once quite excited about the potential future for the show after the fifth season dropped on Netflix. However, when speaking to Yahoo, Brooker said, "maybe we should cast someone like Barack Obama, he'd be good."
Although, there may still be hope for the show's future according to what Brooker stated, which is, "I imagine if we run out of ideas, we will stop."
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones may have departed from House of Tomorrow, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's the end of the show itself. So we're still going to be hopeful until we get an official word on the status of the show. That being said, if a sixth season were to be announced right now, and given how there's always a six-month gap between seasons, we're probably not going to see anything regarding the next season until the latter half of 2020.
Before the departure of Brooker and Jones, the former hinted that they were going to use a variety of formats going forward. Brooker said, “We could do one-offs, we could do an ongoing story, we could do spin-offs.”
This could very well mean that we are no longer getting six-episode seasons.
Given that Black Mirror is an anthology series, every episode gives an entirely new set of cast members. And since we were greeted by familiar faces including Bryce Dallas Howard, Anthony Mackie, and Miley Cyrus, we can expect more top-level celebrities to make an appearance sometime later (that is if we get another season).
Bandersnatch really took fans by surprise and that's what helped garner the show even bigger notoriety than before. However, even if things were looking as bad as they are now, Brooker specifically told Yahoo, “The thing is, if you’re doing an interactive episode, it needs to justify itself. There needs to be a compelling narrative reason as to why you’re using that otherwise, it is just a gimmick.”
As of now, one can only pray and count their lucky stars that the show is revived for another season before we can even think of getting another interactive standalone episode/movie.