“Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker has opened up about the upcoming fourth season of the Emmy winning series.
Shrouded in mystery, the dystopian show will release six new episodes come December and Brooker offered up some answers about what to expect.
“All the episodes are intrinsically ‘Black Mirror’ and also aren’t,” Brooker told EW. “If you imagine every season like an album … each is pretty different from every episode we’ve done before and it’s difficult to explain why until you’ve seen them.”
For starters, Brooker is boldly betting that new episode “USS Callister” will be this year’s “San Junipero” — a breakout from last season that proved to be a sci-fi masterpiece, an Emmy winner, and a groundbreaking queer love story for Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis.
“Last time when we first released some images it was ‘San Junipero’ that threw [fans], and that’s certainly the case with ‘Callister’ this time around. In a way, [the story] is what it appears to be… and also obviously this is also ‘Black Mirror.’ There’s certainly more to it than meets the eye,” Brooker said.
Other episodes include the Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel,” as well as episodes titled “Crocodile” and “Hang the DJ.”
“Black Museum,” which is a U.K. term for a crime museum, is an anthology within the anthology — an episode Brooker compared to the annual Halloween episode of “The Simpsons,” titled “Treehouse of Horror.”
“I always wanted to do another one of those and that’s what this is. You’re getting several stories … There’s quite a lot going on there. We do little nods and winks to previous stories we’ve done,” Brooker said.
The creator elaborates more on the question of a shared universe in “Black Mirror,” over at EW.