​Photo credit: screengrab from 'Black Mirror' trailer, YouTube.
Photo credit: screengrab from 'Black Mirror' trailer, YouTube.

'Black Mirror' Releases Season 6 Trailer, Promising the Unexpected

A new trailer for Black Mirror season six shows a cast loaded with stars amid assurances from showrunner Charlie Brooker that the new season would break the rules for what defines the show's expectations.

June 15, also giving a sneak peek of upcoming episodes including “Joan Is Awful.” The episode centers on a woman (played by actress Annie Murphy), who uses a Netflix-like streamer named Streamberry which debuts a drama based on her life, the lead role played by Salma Hayek Pinault.

Additional episodes promise guest stars including Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Myha’la Herrold, Michael Cera, Rory Culkin, Himesh Patel, and more. Series creator and co-showrunner Charlie Brookertold Netflix fan site Tudum teased that the new season would be an unexpected twist from earlier episodes.

“I’ve always felt that ‘Black Mirror’ should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another, and keep surprising people (and myself) or else what’s the point?” Brooker said. “It should be a series that can’t be easily defined, and can keep reinventing itself.”

Brooker added, “Partly as a challenge, and partly to keep things fresh for both me and the viewer, I began this season by deliberately upending some of my own core assumptions about what to expect. Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes, we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is. The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through and through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before…. I can’t wait for people to binge their way through it all and hope they enjoy it — especially the bits they shouldn’t.”

Originally based in the U.K., Black Mirror premiered in December 2011 before being purchased by Netflix in 2016 ahead of its third season. Its fifth season was released in 2019, following the interactive spinoff film Bandersnatch.

Watch the full trailer below.

Black Mirror: Season 6 | Official Trailer | Netflixyoutu.be