“Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker just gave fans a taste of Season 5 — by telling them what definitely isn’t going to be in Season 5. But what else would you expect from the mind behind Netflix’s skewed tech anthology series?
Brooker took to Twitter on Monday to shut down a story about the upcoming fifth season of “Black Mirror.” He shared a tweet that read: “The upcoming season of ‘BLACK MIRROR’ will expand on some existing stories from the show with ‘White Bear’ and ‘San Junipero’ both set to get sequel episodes. (Source: @Complex).”
He responded with a one-word quote tweet: “Nope.” (Both tweets have since been deleted.)
The tweet he shared sourced those inaccurate — per Brooker — “Black Mirror” facts to Complex and, presumably, this story here.
The post, written Oct. 31, includes passages it attributes to Brooker’s new book, “Inside Black Mirror,” in which the series’ creator goes over possible sequel ideas for previous seasons’ episodes, like “White Bear” and “San Junipero.”
Here’s the pertinent part of that Complex story:
Series creator Charlie Brooker discusses the possibility of revisiting past episodes in a new book titled Inside Black Mirror. One of the proposed sequels is for the 2013 episode “White Bear.” The episode saw the character Victoria, played by Lenora Crichlow, relive the the punishment for being an accomplice to a child’s murder. “Return to White Bear” would focus on Crichlow’s character beginning to become aware of her never-ending loop of punishment.
“That was something we discussed at the time, as a potential expansion of the story,” said Brooker. “What if she becomes aware that this is going on, and starts rebelling against it?”
Other sequels wouldn’t fully revisit entire plots, but instead go back to a familiar world to tell a new story with different characters–like Season 3 favorite “San Junipero.” “I wouldn’t necessarily want to revisit those characters, because we’re very happy with where they ended up and their story,” he said. “But that’s not to say that we couldn’t revisit that world, if there was a compelling reason to do so.”
But, per Brooker’s “nope,” no sequel is coming in the upcoming fifth season.
No premiere date has been set for “Black Mirror” Season 5 yet, but we do have some details on a “choose-your-own-adventure” episode here.
See Brooker’s tweet below and a grab of the original tweet he shared — which appears to have been deleted after Brooker’s response to it.
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) November 5, 2018