LONDON — “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, “Game of Thrones” thesp Oona Chaplin and Rafe Spall will co-star in the “Black Mirror” feature-length special due to air on U.K. free-to-air channel Channel 4 this Christmas.
The special, which has three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia, will start filming in the U.K. this week. Hamm’s character appears in all three stories.
The special was commissioned by Rachel Springett for Channel 4 and is directed by Carl Tibbetts.
“Black Mirror” is an anthology series that taps into an unease with the modern world. Its stand-alone dramas are satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent. The series is produced by Barney Reisz, and executive produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones through their production shingle House of Tomorrow, which is owned by Endemol.
Endemol Worldwide Distribution holds global television distribution rights to the series, which it has sold to broadcasters in more than 80 countries, including the U.S., China, Russia, Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy, Israel, Sweden, and across Central and Eastern Europe.