When Charlie Brooker released his dystopian take on what the future holds for us, we doubt he could ever have anticipated the successes his show has found.
His Black Mirror storylines have offered a terrifying glimpse into technological advances. Glimpses that seem eerily plausible in nature.
It’s that realism that has built such a cult following for the show. Now Charlie Brooker looks set to drag his audience even further into his plots.
With the much-anticipated fifth season of Black Mirror set to premiere in December, audience participation is being encouraged.
One episode in the upcoming season will call on viewers to pick their own series of events, that will influence how the episode plays out.
As reported by Bloomberg, Netflix is “developing a slate of specials that will let viewers choose the next storyline in a TV episode or movie,” with Black Mirror set to be the first to trial the feature.
It isn’t the streaming platform’s first outing in the interactive entertainment sector. The service have already released a choose-your-own-adventure style kids story, in the shape of Puss in Book.
The Black Mirror take on things is said to be much more complex though, thankfully.
Details on how the interactive element will work remain pretty hush hush. One thing we do know, is that one episode in the upcoming season will be set in 80s London.
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— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) March 5, 2018
Brooker has also opened up on a popular fan theory ahead of the new season. Addressing the idea that all of the Black Mirror episodes are linked and set in one, kind of bleak universe.
As for the other interactive projects in Netflix’s plans, two of them will reportedly be shows based on video games.
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