Black Mirror has been a sleeper hit on Netflix since its arrival in 2016. The British sci-fi television anthology series typically centers around dark and satirical themes that are a social commentary of today’s society. More recently, episodes have ventured into the use and unanticipated consequences of futuristic technologies. Currently, none of the episodes connect, with each one taking place in its own universe. Usually, episodes are set in an alternative present timeline or the near dystopian future. We do not know when the next season of episodes will be released, but thankfully, Netflix released images from two of the upcoming episodes, “Arkangel” and “USS Callister”.
This episode stars Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land) and is directed by Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs). “Arkangel” looks to be sticking with Black Mirror’s use and unanticipated consequences of futuristic technologies. Rosemarie Dewitt looks to be playing a mom that is using technology to control her daughter. Why her daughter needs controlling has yet to be seen, but the episode looks very interesting to say the least. This is not Jodie Foster’s first time directing for Netflix or directing sci-fi. She has directed two episodes (“Lesbian Request Denied” and “Thirsty Bird”) of Orange Is the New Black as well as an episode (“Do Not Open This Box”) of Tales from the Darkside.
“USS Callister” looks to be Netflix’s chance to spoof the Star Trek universe. Never before has a Black Mirror episode ventured into outer space, so this should be something completely new for fans. The picture released gives us a great look at the diverse cast, including Jesse Plemmons (American Made), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), and Jimmi Simpson (Westworld). While we don’t know the characters names, it looks like Jesse Plemmons will play the ship’s captain. In the trailer, Cristin Milioti’s character looks to be turning into yellow energy. This is possibly a tease into the plot of the episode.
Black Mirror Season 4 is due to premier on Netflix later this year.
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