Black Mirror Season 6: Release date, trailers, cast, plot & more
Black Mirror Season 6 is now on Netflix, so here’s your guide to the season’s release date, trailers, cast, plot, and more.
It’s been over three years since we last got a batch of Black Mirror on Netflix. The fifth series, while perhaps not as universally loved as earlier seasons, still left audiences wanting more.
And thankfully, Season 6 is officially in motion, though not every piece of information is available to the public yet.
So for now, here is everything we know about the upcoming anthology series.
Black Mirror Season 6 release date
Black Mirror Season 6 will premiere on Netflix on June 15.
As stated to Tudum by Charlie Brooker, a creator of the show, “I can’t wait for people to binge their way through it all and hope they enjoy it – especially the bits they shouldn’t.”
The series, which initially premiered on Channel 4 for the first two seasons before Netflix picked it up, comes from Brooker and Annabel Jones, who work with Netflix under their Brokes & Bones banner. However, this banner had led to the future of Black Mirror being on thin ice, due to disputes with the IP owner, Endemol Shine Group.
But in May 2022, a deal was finally reached and the next season entered active development. The Olive Press then reported in late June 2022 that filming had begun in Southern Spain, specifically in the Costa del Sol. Filming has since wrapped and it’ll arrive on Netflix in a matter of weeks.
Black Mirror Season 6 cast: Who’s in it?
Black Mirror Season 6 is expected to feature a big all-star cast, including:
- Zazie Beetz
- Paapa Essiedu
- Josh Hartnett
- Aaron Paul
- Kate Mara
- Danny Ramirez
- Clara Rugaard
- Auden Thornton
- Anjana Vasan
- Salma Hayek
- Annie Murphy
- Rory Culkin
- Salma Hayek
- Annie Murphy
- Ben Barnes
- Daniel Portman
- David Shields
- Himesh Patel
- John Hannah
- Michael Cera
- Monica Dolan
- Myha’la Herrold
- Samuel Blenkin
- Rob Delaney
While Aaron Paul has been in the show before, at the end of the Star Trek-esque episode USS Callister, it is unclear whether he will be playing the same character, or someone new. The new teaser for the upcoming season has him in a space suit, so speculation could go any way.
Another actor, Zazie Beetz, gave some updates on the season last year:
Beetz has long-since finished shooting her episode, and teased to Deadline: “I wouldn’t say my character is having a lot of fun. But I think there’s a really great tongue-in-cheek dark element to it, premonition kind of element. The mirror reflecting back on us.”
Black Mirror Season 6 plot: What is it about?
There isn’t currently an official synopsis for Season 6 as a whole. However, the individual epsiodes have been revealed plot-wise.
We can also expect at least five episodes, and that “the latest season is even more cinematic in scope, with each installment being treated as an individual film,” according to Variety.
In an exclusive article by EW, each episode is given a title and a mini plot. This includes:
- Joan is Awful – This episode is the story of an average woman who is stunned to discover a global streaming platform has launched a prestige TV drama adaptation of her life, in which she is portrayed by Hollywood A-lister Salma Hayek.
- Loch Henry – This epsiode is about a young couple who travel to a sleepy Scottish town to work on a genteel nature documentary but find themselves drawn to a juicy local story involving shocking events from the past.
- Beyond the Sea – This episode takes place in an alternate 1969, where two men on a perilous high-tech mission wrestle with the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy. “USS Callister” was rumored to be getting a sequel episode of some sort, and since Aaron Paul is returning to the series in this episode – in a space suit, no less – perhaps this episode is the follow up. However, the timeline of this upcoming episode throws that rumor into murky waters.
- Mazey Day – This episodes explores how a troubled starlet is dogged by invasive paparazzi while dealing with the consequences of a hit-and-run incident.
- Demon 79 – This epsidoe takes place in northern England in 1979, where a meek sales assistant is told she must commit terrible acts to prevent disaster.
As stated by Brooker to Tudum, this season will be the most unpredictably one yet: “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? It should be a series that can’t be easily defined, and can keep reinventing itself.”
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Brooker earlier told Radio Times that he was more concerned about people losing their taste for the show. “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those,” he said.
“I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
Is there a Black Mirror Season 6 trailer?
Yes, there are two trailers for Black Mirror Season 6, which you can watch below:
The teaser portrays the continuously unsettling vibe of Black Mirror – the trailer’s ominous cover of the Ink Spots’ song ‘I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire’ certainly helps create this vibe – all while showcasing a variety of environments, from space to suburbia, to both the past and the future. There’s also plenty of violence in it, so watch out for that.
On June 5, the official Black Mirror Twitter page shared posters for each episode with ominous captions teasing what’s to come, which you can check out below:
Where can I watch Black Mirror?
All of Black Mirror is available to stream on Netflix now, including the interactive special Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and White Christmas.
Fans should rush to watch the newest season now as Season 6 has an outstanding Rotten Tomatoes score as it’s sitting at 88% for critics and 73% for the audience.
That’s everything we know about Black Mirror Season 6 so far. We’ll update this page upon further announcements, and in the meantime you can check out our other TV hubs below:
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