Mackenzie Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in ‘Black Mirror’ Episode for Netflix (Exclusive)

Owen Harris, who directed the “Be Right Back” episode of the original series, will return behind the camera

Rising stars Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are set to star in an episode of “Black Mirror” for Netflix, TheWrap has learned.

The streaming service is in the midst of producing 12 all-new episodes of the critically acclaimed sci-fi anthology series. Production is currently under way overseas.

Owen Harris (“Kill Your Friends”) is directing the episode starring Davis and Mbatha-Raw, though plot details are being kept under wraps. He previously directed the “Be Right Back” episode of the original “Black Mirror” series, whose executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will return in the same capacity for the new episodes.

The original British series consists of six episodes featuring different stars, as well as an extended Christmas episode starring Jon Hamm. Additional cast members included Domhnall Gleeson, Toby Kebbell, Hayley Atwell, Rory Kinnear, Daniel Kaluuya, Rafe Spall and Jessica Brown Findlay, among others.

Davis currently stars on AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” and played the NASA employee who discovers that Matt Damon is still alive in Ridley Scott‘s “The Martian.” She previously starred in Drake Doremus‘ “Breathe In” and will next be seen in Sophia Takal’s indie “Always Shine.”

Mbatha-Raw will soon be seen opposite Will Smith in “Concussion” and Matthew McConaughey in “The Free State of Jones.”” She has been in high demand following breakout turns in “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights,” and is widely expected to be joining the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” The English actress also plays Plumette in Disney’s upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” and she has wrapped the Keanu Reeves-led indie movie “The Whole Truth.”

Harris made his directorial debut with the music business thriller “Kill Your Friends” starring Nicholas Hoult and James Corden. He’s represented by WME and Independent Talent Group.

Davis is represented by UTA, Thruline Entertainment, while Mbatha-Raw is repped by CAA, Curtis Brown Group and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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