The long-awaited third season of Black Mirror arrives on Netflix next week and while the trailer dropped last week, the streaming service have now just released two brand new featurettes to give more of an insight into the six-episode third season.
For those that haven't seen it before, the dystopian drama directed, created and written by Charlie Brooker takes a rather eerie look at what technology could bring to our future, with each episode a stand-alone story looking at themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The first season aired in 2011, the second was in 2013, however, other than a Christmas Special, there has been nothing since.
The videos below give you an inside look into the first two episodes of season three, entitled 'Nosedive' and 'Playtest'. The former is a satire about our current obsession with rating systems and is directed by Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement), while the latter is a video-game inspired techno horror romp, by 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg
The new season also has an all-star cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton, Cherry Jones, Wyatt Russell, Alex Lawther, Jerome Flynn, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby, Kelly McDonald, Faye Marsay and more.
Below are further details on the cast and a description of each episode in the upcoming six-part series;
1 - "Nosedive” starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, and James Norton, directed by Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement)
2 - “Playtest” starring Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen, directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane)
(Below may not be in that order)
3 - “San Junipero”, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis, directed by Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends)
4 - “Shut Up and Dance” starring Jerome Flynn (Bronn!) and Alex Lawther, directed by James Watkins
5- “Men Against Fire” starring Michael Kelly, (Stamper!) Malachi Kirby, and Madeline Brewer, directed by Jakob Verbruggen
6 - “Hated in the Nation” starring Kelly MacDonald, directed by James Hawes
Brooker also collaborated with Mike Schur (Creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation) and actress Rashida Jones who co-wrote the episode 'Nosedive'.
Black Mirror season three arrives on Netflix on October 21st.