It’s the most wonderful time of the year — which means “Black Mirror” fans are ready for Charlie Brooker to come in and ruin it with a new season of his dark, tech-obsessed Netflix anthology series. And because it looks like the next installment might actually get here before the New Year, TheWrap has started rounding up everything we know about Season 5.
Hey, what else are we going to do while we wait? You can’t only write so much “U.S.S. Callister” fan fiction.
1. There definitely, definitely, definitely, is a Season 5.
The series scored its fifth season renewal back in March, a few months after Season 4 dropped.
1. It might have a premiere date.
Netflix may actually be launching “Black Mirror” Season 5 before the end of the year after all. And the reason we know that is because technology might have failed the streamer and leaked the release date.
Last week, @NXonNetflix tweeted a list of some of the streamer’s series and film launch dates for the month, one being “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” which — according to that schedule — will hit on Dec. 28. The tweet was deleted and only survives via screengrabs, like the ones here and here.
Netflix declined TheWrap’s request for comment on the reported leak and the premiere date for “Black Mirror” Season 5. However, if it is coming this month, it would be right on schedule.
The previous season of the Charlie Brooker-created series debuted on Netflix the last week of December 2017. But if that now-deleted tweet is to be taken seriously, then it may mean that only a single episode will be launching this month.
2. It’s expected to include an interactive episode.
According to Bloomberg, Netflix is planning to release some “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style series, with the first of these shows dropping before the end of the year, along with the release of an interactive episode from the upcoming season of “Black Mirror.” Bloomberg reported that news in October, along with an expected December release for the new installment. Netflix declined news outlets’ requests for comment on the details, including TheWrap’s.
3. We know what it’s not going to feature.
Brooker took to Twitter last month to shut down a story about “Black Mirror 5.” 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.)