Good news everyone! Netflix has officially ordered a third season of the fantastic sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror! What’s more, they’ve ordered 12 episodes! There have only been 7 episodes to date (3 episodes each in seasons 1 and 2, and a Christmas Special) so we’re in for a boat load more of whatever interesting parables Charlie Brooker can come up with.
Brooker made a statement to Variety:
“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of ‘Black Mirror’ episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable,” said Brooker. “Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that ‘Black Mirror’ feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”
Of course it turns out one of the earlier stories did come true. If you haven’t heard, well, read the news? It’s everywhere at this point.
Netflix also posted this brief announcement trailer to their YouTube page. There’s no date yet but I think I speak for all of us when I say that whatever date it is isn’t quite soon enough.