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Black Mirror

Black Mirror

  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4 / Netflix

Dark sci-fi fantasy comedy dramas about our collective unease about the modern world. Created by Charlie Brooker.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Writers
Charlie Brooker, Jesse Armstrong and Konnie Huq
Directors
Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Brian Welsh
Producers
Barney Reisz, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones
Companies

Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Our grip on reality is shifting. We worship at the altars of Google and Apple. Facebook algorithims know us more intimately than our own parents. We have access to all the information in the world, but no brainspace left to absorb anything longer than a 140-character tweet.

Black Mirror is a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into the collective unease about our modern world. Each stand-alone drama is a sharp, suspenseful, satirical tale with a techno-paranoia bent. Some comic, some shocking.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 4th December 2011 at 9pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 9pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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