Black Mirror fans were devastated when the series was taken off Channel 4 and moved over to subscription service Netflix for season 3, but while the show’s quality has wobbled a little since the move it’s still capable of the same mind-bending sci-fi spectacle.
With season 5 out of the way, will Charlie Brooker’s dystopian creation return for a 6th? Here’s everything we know so far. You can also take a look at our picks of the best TV shows and movies on Netflix right now.
When is Black Mirror back on?
We don’t yet have a confirmed release date of Black Mirror season 6, but it is now in production. In the past, previous seasons have released around December time – so there is a possibility that it could return in December 2023.
Black Mirror season 5 is out on Netflix right now, bringing three episodes, after the one-off interactive episode Bandersnatch dropped in December 2018.
How many episodes will there be?
Season 6 will have more episodes that season 5, which consisted of just three episodes. We don’t know the exact number, but the series has confirmed the cast for the first three episodes, with more to be announced.
Who’s in the cast?
The show always attracts a star-studded cast – and the sixth season is no different. Variety has confirmed the following talent, with more to follow:
- Zazie Beetz
- Paapa Essiedu
- Josh Hartnett
- Aaron Paul
- Kate Mara
- Danny Ramirez
- Clara Rugaard
- Auden Thornton
- Anjana Vasan
This cast is just for the first three episodes.
How to watch Black Mirror
Black Mirror is exclusive to Netflix, and is released as an entire season rather than a staggered release. That means you’ll be able to binge-watch the show, so long as you can stomach it.
Netflix costs from just $9.99/£6.99 per month, and currently offers not only the seasons it produced but also the first two seasons, originally aired on Channel 4.
You can also pick up the Channel 4 episodes, season 3, and season 4 on DVD or Blu-ray if you want a physical copy you can hang onto.