Good news for the fans of hit sci-fi dark anthology Black Mirror. Netflix has already renewed the series for a fifth season.
Charlie Brooker's handiwork has gained a huge audience, and the streaming service provider is certainly not blind nor deaf on how it has worked well for the company. With that said, it is not a shocker at all that Black Mirror has been renewed. The recent announcement came with a teaser shared in Netflix's Twitter account.
Well-versed fans of Black Mirror may notice that the short clip was all too familiar. The teaser shows 12 small screens, each featuring snippets of the lauded episodes from the past seasons. It ended with "Be Right Back."
The clip had given a little hint for fans, though, as they grapple to find details about the fifth run of Black Mirror. First, the premiere date for this season is still unknown. It is important to note the trend for the past runs of the click show since it could as well be the pattern for this one.
Black Mirror first came out to United Kingdom's Channel 4 before Brooker and co-showrunner Annabel Jones shifted the show to a wider audience by bringing it to Netflix in 2015 for seasons 3 and 4. No word has been released on whether the team is already in production for season 5.
However, it can be remembered that Black Mirror season 4, which just premiered in December, had started filming at this early last year. With that said, it could be deduced that the fifth season could somehow start airing by the end of this year, if production for it had already started.
If it would not push through, Black Mirror season 5 could join the roster of other fan-favorite series coming back in 2019. The list includes Game of Thrones season 8 and True Detective season 3, as well as Stranger Things season 3, which, until now, is unconfirmed and is just heavily reported.
The number of episodes for Black Mirror season 5, which seemingly was teased in the clip as far as fans are concerned, is up for debate. Since there were 12 screens, supporters are guessing there will be 12 episodes.
During its first runs in UK, Black Mirror's first two seasons consisted of three episodes each and ran in 2011 and 2013. By 2014, the show launched a Christmas special. Fans only saw addition in the show's episodes when Netflix acquired it, with seasons 3 and 4 in 2016 and 2017 doubling the number of episodes into six each.
Some noted that Black Mirror could indeed have 12 episodes, following suit with the initial plans of Netflix when it first bought the show, which it eventually divided into two seasons in two years. However, fans should take these with a grain of salt, as details are yet to trickle down in the following weeks or months.
The future will be brighter than ever. pic.twitter.com/slVeg3VPd7 — Black Mirror (@blackmirror) March 5, 2018