The world feels too much like ‘Black Mirror’ so season 6 is on hold
Co-creator Charlie Booker says he isn't sure if audiences have the stomach for "stories about societies falling apart."May 6, 2020
Brooker ended up speaking with Radio Times about why he isn’t working on episodes of the show over the current global situation we’re in.
“I’ve been busy doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing,” Brooker said. “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on any on of those. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
The show’s last season arrived in 2019 with Miley Cyrus guest starring in an episode as well as Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport, and Ludi Lin. Shortly afterwards, they ended up releasing the choose-your-own-adventure episode Bandersnatch.
Earlier this year, Brooker and co-creator Annabel Jones left their Endemol Shine-backed production banner House of Tomorrow amid a deal with Netflix. The rights to the series reportedly still remain with Endemol Shine. According to Variety, neither Netflix or Endemol Shrine would comment about the changes in the companies.
The show is on its fifth season since beginning in 2011. It arrived on Netflix in 2016 which brought its popularity to unimaginable levels as viewers from wider audience started tuning in.
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