Between COVID-19, murder hornets, aliens and the whole world on lockdown, a new series of Black Mirror may struggle to shock or surprise us as far as how creepy and fucked up it can envision the future.
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It looks like the series creator Charlie Brooker agrees with this sentiment, having recently been asked by the Radio Times about an update for season 6:
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’ve been busy doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing.
Those things no doubt involve the new ‘Antiviral Wipe’ special he’s been cooking up, but it does look as though it’s going to be a while before we get a new season of Black Mirror. The 5th series dropped almost a year ago in June 2019 and the show usually takes a year off between seasons, but who knows when it will be ‘appropriate’ for Brooker and his team to resume?
Like he says though, there probably isn’t much appetite right now for more Black Mirror episodes on the collapse of society. In fact technology and society in real life now isn’t too far behind the horrors we’ve seen in the actual show, and we already know the impact that social media can have on everyday life and how useless and ill-equipped our governments can really be. What else can Black Mirror do to really freak us out?
We’ve even essentially had an episode on murder hornets, FFS…
I just can’t think of anything wacky enough they could come up with now that wouldn’t actually seem realistic in today’s world. Oh well. Personally I hope it’s not the end of Black Mirror, but if it is then they had a good run. Maybe they just need to take a few years off and see what happens from there.
For our rundown of Charlie Brooker’s 13 funniest putdowns, click HERE.