If you never heard of Black Mirror, it is a British speculative fiction drama that isn't really like any show on television. Not that making each episode exist on its own hasn't been done before, but the show has a dark take on technology that makes it part social commentary with a touch of speculative fiction as well. The show has been watched a lot more since it premiered on Netflix, and Netflix will bring out Season 3. Here is a plot preview with a cast, trailer, and reviews of past seasons.
According to The Guardian, Black Mirror has been picked up by Netflix, who plans to produce the next extended run of the show. Charlie Brooker, the show's creator, describes the new format as "the most fitting platform imaginable".
Those that aren't familiar with Black Mirror might want to give it a look on Netflix. Netflix currently has two seasons of the show, but these seasons only have three episodes each. The episodes of Black Mirror are practically its own individual movie, and this show has a lot of resemblance to older anthology shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. The episodes usually deal with the dark side of technology and how it affects humanity, and the stories can range from dystopian future to realistic present.
The first episode featured a very odd story about a terrorist who kidnaps a member of the royal family. This terrorist tells the world that he will kill said member of the royal family unless the prime minister of the UK has sex with a pig on live television. Yes, it is understandable why some readers of The Gospel Herald might not want to watch Black Mirror. However, this episode dealt with the issue both realistically and inexplicitly.
It is odd the first episode of Black Mirror "mirrors" a rumor about the current prime minister, David Cameron. According to the New York Times, an unauthorized biography of Cameron known as Call Me Dave by spurned Conservative Party donor Lord Ashcroft, states that the young David Cameron performed "a sex act" with a pig's head while at Oxford. There is nothing to back up this information.
It isn't really that connection that has led to Black Mirror's success. Once the show went to Netflix, it became another terrific show to binge watch. For those that want to see a review of the first two seasons, including an evaluation of every single episode, there is a review on The Geek Church worth checking out.
This new season of Black Mirror will double its planned episodes, as there have been seven episodes for Season 3 made so far. None of these episodes have been released to Netflix, including a Christmas special staring Mad Men star Jon Hamm as a high-tech pick-up artist and murderer.
So far, there hasn't been an official release date for Season 3, but if the seven episodes of Black Mirror have already been made, then it stands to reason that they could come to Netflix soon, followed by another half of the season later. Netflix has done this type of release for certain seasons of programs before.