×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Netflix Announces ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Release Date (Watch)

Black Mirror” Season 4 will launch on Netflix Dec. 29, the streaming service has announced.

The series, which won 2017 Emmy Awards for television movie and television movie writing (for the Season 3 installment “San Junipero”), returns with six new episodes just in time to be eligible for the winter awards cycle.

The six episodes of “Black Mirror” Season 4 include starring vehicles for talent such as Rosemarie Dewitt, Jesse Plemons and Aldis Hodge, and also boasts an episode directed by Jodie Foster.

“Arkangel,” the episode starring Dewitt and directed by Foster, follows a single mother and her daughter (Brenna Harding) over the course of several years as the daughter matures. In keeping with Foster’s grounded, indie movie style, this is very much a character study, although the element of near-future technology that is prevalent in all episodes of “Black Mirror” comes into play here, too, involving a new kind of surveillance tool.

“Black Museum,” which stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, Babs Olusanmokun and Aldis Hodge, is set at a crime museum that showcases a number of high-tech items. The story follows a young woman (Wright) who visits the museum and learns about a few of the specific attractions, allowing the episode to actually tell multiple, shorter stories within. “Black Museum” is directed by Colm McCarthy.

“Crocodile,” which stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar, and is directed by John Hillcoat, is a thriller that follows a woman who fears something from her past will come to light and ruin her life — due to a new device that can access a person’s memories.

“Hang the DJ” follows two characters who live in a world where everyone is paired up using an advanced dating system. Starring Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden, “Hang the DJ” is directed by Tim Van Patten.

“Metalhead” is a story about survival in a futuristic, seemingly post-apocalyptic world in which one specific kind of technology threatens humanity. It stars Maxine Peake, Jake Davies and Clint Dyer. Director David Slade tells the story completely in black and white.

“USS Callister” is a feature length episode, during which much of the story is set in space, directed by Toby Haynes and starring Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson and Michaela Coel.

Since they are standalone stories, they can be watched in any order, although “Black Museum” is sprinkled with details that mean more if you have already seen the other stories.

Earlier this year creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones told Variety the fourth season of the anthology format would embrace even more genres but that the theme of how changing technology influences and affects human behavior would still be at the core.

“They look at it and think, ‘I could see myself using that technology, I could see myself embracing that,’ and then getting hooked in as we all do, to the sexiness of technology and the ease,” Jones said of the audience.

And Brooker noted that, while the season covers “new ground,” the show’s roots are still firmly planted in the dystopian, with some very dark turns to come.

“This year we have almost deliberately exaggerated the differences between the episodes,” he said, running through the new lineup. “‘U.S.S. Callister‘ is a space romp. ‘Arkagel’ is an indie mother-daughter relationship drama. ‘Crocodile’ is a bleak, dark, paranoid, techno-noir thriller. ‘Hang the DJ’ is a rom-com…ish – it’s playful. ‘Metalhead’ is really nasty, brutal, survival-horror. And then you have ‘Black Museum,’ which is Stephen King-esque campfire horror tale telling.”

Watch the full season trailer for “Black Mirror” Season 4 below:

More TV

  • "Raven's Home" Executive Producer, Eunetta Boone.

    Eunetta Boone, Showrunner and Creator of 'One on One,' Dies at 63

    Writer-producer Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 63. Boone was found dead at her home of an apparent heart attack. Boone had most recently worked as showrunner on the third season of the Disney [...]

  • Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Series

    Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Starring Dominic West Ahead of Series Mania

    The BBC and Masterpiece adaptation of “Les Miserables” will play on a numerous international channels after a raft of deals were sealed for the series, which features Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Lily Collins. Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic has been acquired by broadcasters in Scandinavia and southern Europe, and by several buyers [...]

  • Kevin Hart

    TV News Roundup: Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special Drops First Trailer

    In today’s roundup, Netflix releases the official trailer for the comedy special “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” and Josh Charles joins Showtime’s Roger Ailes series “The Loudest Voice.” DATES Season two of “Yellowstone,” starring Kevin Costner, will premiere on Paramount Network on June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The sophomore season will continue the story of rancher John Dutton [...]

  • adidas game of thrones

    5 New 'Game of Thrones' Collaborations Coming in Time for the Final Season

    Some of the biggest lifestyle brands in the world are jumping on the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon this spring, hoping to capitalize on the fandom and popularity of the HBO hit, as it enters its eighth and final season. From sneakers to spirits, these officially-licensed collaborations extend the characters and colors of the show beyond [...]

  • Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Joins Fox Comedy Pilot 'Richard Lovely'

    Nicole Richie has been cast in a series regular role in the Fox single-cam comedy pilot “Richard Lovely.” The project follows Richard Lovely (Thomas Lennon), the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse.” He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old [...]

  • Gabrielle Union Marketing Summit

    Gabrielle Union on Building a Brand as a ‘40-Year-Old Black Woman From Nebraska’

    When New York & Company approached Gabrielle Union to be their new brand ambassador and the face of her own clothing line, the actress reacted with “disbelief.” “We are not supposed to be getting those offers, I’m not supposed to be having a career resurgence, my value isn’t supposed to be this high,” Union explained [...]

  • Lachlan Murdoch

    New Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch Announces All Employees to Receive Stock in Company

    The new standalone entity Fox Corp. held a town hall on Thursday, just over a day after the official closing of the 21st Century Fox-Disney merger. Fox Corp. chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch led the meeting, at which sources say he announced that all employees would receive stock in the new company. The amount of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content