Not long to go until the next series of Charlie Brooker’s outstanding dystopian drama ‘Black Mirror’. In fact, the third series will be out on 21st October 2016 on Netflix.
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Brooker has been leaking various details in the run-up to its release, and now it appears that he has provided the full episode plots and cast for each episode. And they all sound bloody brilliant:
Features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright.
An insecure office worker lives in a world in which everyone obsessively ranks and rates every tiny social interaction. She thinks she finally may have found a way to rank alongside her friend (Alice Eve, Star Trek Into Darkness), who’s one of society’s elites.
Features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris.
It’s kind of an 80s coming-of-age drama with a ‘Black Mirror’ undertow.
Shut Up And Dance
Features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins.
The plot: a withdrawn 19-year-old stumbles headlong into an online trap and is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with a shifty man who are both at the mercy of persons unknown. A kitchen sink nightmarish thriller.
Men Against Fire
Features Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen.
This episode, a military story set in a post-war future, sees a rookie soldier posted overseas, protecting frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants alongside fellow soldier Raiman. And they’re searching for a new technological advantage that will save them.
It’s a horror thriller, almost like ‘The Walking Dead’.
Hated In The Nation
Features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes.
A police detective and her geeky young sidekick investigate a string of grisly murders with a sinister link to social media.
Features Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen, an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
This episode sees a thrill-seeking globetrotter visiting Britain, hooking up with a woman and testing the latest in video game technology – a device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying.
Well doesn’t all that sound bloody fantastic? Love it when a new decent series comes out. Speaking of which, did you know there’s going to be a second season of ‘Stranger Things’?