British anthology series Black Mirror has become must-stream TV after jumping from the UK's Channel 4 to Netflix. While a third season of the wonderfully dark and brainy series was announced a few months back, we've been refreshing our browsers impatiently to see when new episodes would appear online—that is, until now.
Black Mirror's biggest and weirdest season yet will hit the airwaves on October 21st, just a few days shy of the spookiest of the year. During this year's TCA summer press tour, Netflix shared the rundown for the entire season during the panel, revealing a stacked cast, directors, and episode titles as follows:
- “San Junipero”, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis, directed by Owen Harris
- “Shut Up and Dance,” starring Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther, directed by James Watkins
- “Nosedive,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, and James Norton, directed by Joe Wright
- “Men Against Fire,” starring Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, and Madeline Brewer, directed by Jakob Verbruggen
- “Hated in the Nation,” starring Kelly MacDonald, directed by James Hawes
- “Playtest,” starring Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen, directed by Dan Trachtenberg
Series creator Charlie Brooker shared that these brand spankin' new episodes have no boundaries, with each individual standalone story covering different topics from history and romance to straight horror/thrillers. And, because of the transition over from Channel 4, the basic episode length time restrictions are no more.
"We've got kind of like a police procedural story, for instance, this time around," Brooker told Esquire. "We've got a romance. We've got a thriller. We're got a horror romp episode. We've got a military story. So we've got sort of a variety, and the running times are quite different. One of them is feature length, so you wouldn't necessarily want to binge-watch that and another one. It might be dawn before you've finished."
Make sure you clear that schedule of yours. Black Mirror returns to Netflix for Season 3 on October 21st.