Black Mirror season 6: Release date, cast and everything we know so far

Find out everything you need to know about the latest instalment of Charlie Brooker’s mind-blowing Netflix series.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 17 June 2021 - 5.36pm
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It may feel like we’ve been living in an episode of Black Mirror recently, but that hasn’t reduced the appetite for another season of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix series.

Find out all the latest on the new season of Black Mirror, and be sure to keep checking back as we get more updates.

Is there a new season of Black Mirror?

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Netflix

The future of Black Mirror is very much up in the air. Here’s why…

New episodes of Black Mirror, including the one-off interactive show Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, have arrived on Netflix every year since it moved to the streaming platform in 2016 – until we got to 2020.

Creator and lead writer Charlie Brooker seemed to acknowledge in an interview with the Radio Times that more episodes may be the last thing everyone needs in the current climate.

He 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 one of those.

“I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skillset, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

As well as the challenge of a global pandemic, another major issue was that Brooker and producer Annabel Jones left Black Mirror’s production company, House of Tomorrow, part of Endemol Shine.

They founded their own production company, Brokes and Bones, which is exclusively tied to Netflix. Their first show for Netflix was the one-off satire Death To 2020.

But as it stands, Black Mirror is still owned by Endemol Shine, so it seems it would need to be made by them – which could be a huge hurdle for the production of season 6.

Keep checking back on this page for further updates.

Where to watch Black Mirror

Black Mirror seasons 1 to 5 and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch are streaming on Netflix.