In 2015, Netflix announced the streaming service would be commissioning 12 new episodes of the science fiction, anthology series Black Mirror with two brand new seasons.
The series originally aired in the UK for two seasons from 2011-2014. The first of two Netflix seasons premiered in October 2016. Netflix has released the teaser for season four of Black Mirror, revealing the titles of the next six episodes.
Not much can be gathered from the brief tease of this episode, but it will be directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) and written by Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker.
The teaser of this episode opens with a closeup of a little girl being checked out by a doctor. We then see a tablet being opened, brand new. Black Mirror is heavily based on human reactions to mobile devices, social media, etc., so the tablet may play a big role in this episode. We see a mother sitting in a closet, crying, followed by the little girl from earlier as she is drawing. She has an angry look on her face. The mother then snatches the pencil from her daughter’s hand.
Arkangel is directed by Jodie Foster (Money Monster) and stars Rosemarie DeWitt.
Hang the DJ
This episode’s teaser opens with a couple at dinner playing a game on their mobile devices. We then see quick glimpses of the two in moments of passion and frustration. Very little of the plot can be made out in this teaser. Hang The DJ is directed by Timothy Van Patten (Game Of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) and stars Gina Bramhill and Daniel Westwood.
USS Callister is directed by Toby Haynes (Doctor Who), and stars Daniel Westwood, who also stars in Hang The DJ, which is unusual since Black Mirror tends to not show the same actors for different episodes. This episode definitely seems to be the most colorful of the series. The teaser feels a lot like an amalgamation of Star Trek and Doctor Who. We see a spaceship crew, human and alien, as they travel through space.
We see frightened woman as she appears to be running for her life. We then see a quick glimpse of what appears to be a stop-motion machine, similar to that of a Scout Walker from Star Wars: Return of The Jedi. The teaser ends in a car chase. This black and white episode is directed by David Slade (Hard Candy).
This teaser opens with a young woman as she walks into a building, Rodo Haynes’ Black Museum. The building seems to be in the middle of nowhere. We get a brief look at the inside of the museum as the young woman looks around. We then see a middle aged man being rushed on a gurney down a dark hallway. The Black Museum teaser ends with a couple in bed but the wife is wearing one of the artifacts seen in the Black Museum from earlier in the teaser. Black Museum is written by Charlie Brooker.
No specific date has been revealed, but season four of Black Mirror is set for release later this year.