Netflix hat endlich einen ersten Trailer zur dritten Black Mirror-Staffel veröffentlicht und er sieht wie erwartet fantastisch aus. Vielleicht ist mit dem größeren Netflix-Budget sogar nochmal eine Steigerung zu den zwei Vorgänger-Staffeln und dem Weihnachtsspecial (unsere Podcast-Review dazu) von 2015 drin. Eine vierte Staffel ist dank Netflix bereits in Planung. Mir gefiel bisher an der Serie, dass man sich sehr viel Zeit zwischen den einzelnen Staffeln (wobei es ja eher Batzen an kleinen Kurzfilmen waren) ließ. Booker und seine Autoren hatten etwas zu sagen und man konnte das in jeder Einstellung sehen und in jedem Dialog hören. Die ursprünglichen Gerüchte von zehn oder dreizehn Folgen haben sich ja nicht bewahrheitet, weshalb man wohl realistisch mit der neuen Freiheit bei Netflix umgeing. Deshalb sehe ich dem Trend mal positiv entgegensehe. Der Trailer verspricht immerhin sechs großartige Episoden mit interessanten Hooks.

Speaking at a screening of an episode from the new series at the London Film Festival, Black Mirror executive producer Annabel Jones confirmed that there will be more episodes to come after the current series has aired.

“When you’re ready to do the next series you do [it],” Jones said. “Thankfully Netflix loved the show, stepped in and commissioned six films. So that allows us to play out on a bigger canvas, and take more risks, explore worlds without destabilising the Black Mirror sensibility.

“It’s great. And we’ve got another season coming up too,” she added.

Start auf Netflix am 21. Oktober, hier nochmal die Plots zu den einzelnen Folgen:

Nosedive (Dir. Joe Wright, Pan, Hanna): „An insecure office worker (Bryce Dallas Howard) 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), who’s one of society’s elites.“

Brooker dazu: „Each episode this season is a different genre; this one is a social satire. It’s got a creepy serenity to it and won’t be what people expect.“


San Junipero (Dir. Owen Harris, Black Mirror S02E01 Be Right Back, Kill Your Friends): „A 1980s-set tale, where Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw play recent arrivals to a beach town ‘synonymous with sun, surf, and sex.’

Brooker: „It’s kind of an ‘80s coming-of-age drama with a Black Mirror undertow. Also, when Netflix picked us up, people were going, ‘Oh that means [the show is] going to be Americanized.’ I thought it would be a funny to f–k with those people by literally writing an episode set in California.“

Shut Up and Dance (Dir. James Watkins, Bastille Day, The Descent 2): „A withdrawn 19-year-old (Alex Lawther) stumbles headlong into an online trap and is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty man (Jerome Flynn) who are both at the mercy of persons unknown. A kitchen sink nightmarish thriller“.

Men Against Fire (Dir. Jakob Verbruggen, House of Cards): „A military story set in a post-war future. A rookie soldier (Malachi Kirby) is posted overseas, protecting frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants alongside fellow soldier Raiman (Madeline Brewer). They’re hoping some new technological advantage will save them.“

Brooker: „It stemmed slightly from thinking about drone attacks and how technology is alternating the face of warfare, but it’s not about drones. It’s a horror thriller, almost like The Walking Dead.“


Playtest (Dir. Dan Trachtenberg, 10 Cloverfield Lane): „A thrill-seeking globetrotter (Wyatt Russell) visits Britain, hooks up with a woman (Hannah John-Kamen) and tests the latest in video game technology – a device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying.“

Brooker: „Dan is fantastic at creating suspenseful and tense mood; this is our Evil Dead 2.“

Hated in the Nation (Dir. James Hawes, Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who): „A 90-Minute-Crime Drama inspired by Scandi-Noir thrillers like The Killing and Borgen. A police detective (Kelly McDonald) and her geeky young sidekick investigate a string of grisly murders with a sinister link to social media.“

Brooker: „It deals with online rage. It starts out like a stylish standard police procedural, then takes a bizarre turn.“

  • Cdid

    Täusche ich mich, oder sieht man kurz Cameron How?

  • Nee, Mackenzie Davis ist ja auch in dem einen Bild zu sehen ;)