‘Black Mirror’ Creator gives season 6 update, talks about current projects

‘Black Mirror’ creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker recently talked with Radio Times and shared an update about his creative life. Fans may be disappointed to know that the next season for the dystopian anthology series is not currently on his list of priorities.

When asked by Radio Times to give an update on Black Mirror’s 6th season, Brooker replied that another season filled with existential dread might not be what the world needs right now. Brooker explained that he wasn’t “sure if audiences could stomach another season at the moment.”

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“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 continued.

However, he hasn’t merely been idle during this time of pandemic. “I’ve been busy, doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing,” he shares.

“I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

But just because we won’t be getting a new season right now doesn’t mean we won’t get one ever. Speaking to Digital Spy last summer, Brooker called the future of Black Mirror “pretty flexible” saying: “I don’t think there’s anything to stop us. We could do one-offs, we could do an ongoing story, we could do spin-offs.”

Black Mirror is a science-fiction anthology series that acts as a social commentary on technology and the way it shapes and manipulates our lives. Its 5th season premiered last June 2019. Annabel Jones serves as showrunner alongside Brooker.

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