A cult science-fiction series has been given new life by Netflix. Entertainment Weekly reports that the streaming service greenlighted a 12-episode season of “Black Mirror.”
The order for a full season of the U.K. anthology series follows months of rumors and a sporadic start for the show that goes back to 2011. The story notes that the series’ first three episodes came out that year, followed by three more in 2013 and a single episode last year.
“Netflix’s order dwarfs all previous releases of the show combined,” the report notes.
The series’ original executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones are on board for the new season, with Brooker already at work writing and production scheduled to start later this year in the U.K., the story reports. No date was given for the rollout, but it’s projected to be mid- to late 2016.
Said Brooker: “It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of ‘Black Mirror’ episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that ‘Black Mirror’ feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”
Here’s a teaser posted by Netflix: