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PopUps: 'Black Mirror' Creator Says He's Not Working on New Season of Sc-Fi Series because the World is too Bleak

Thursday May 7, 2020
Jesse Plemons, foreground, in a scene from "Black Mirror."
Jesse Plemons, foreground, in a scene from "Black Mirror."  (Source:Courtesy of Netflix)

Fans might have to wait a bit longer than they thought for a new season of "Black Mirror."

Charlie Brooker, the creator of the technological horror sci-fi series, spoke with the U.K. outlet Radio Times about the sixth season of the Netflix series. Brooker revealed said he's unsure if "audiences could stomach another season at the moment.

Indeed, "Black Mirror" has always been a twisted and dark show that places our technological world into nightmarish scenarios. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting most of the world, it sounds like Brooker wants to take a breather before returning to writing more episodes.

"I've been busy doing things. I don't know what I can say about what I'm doing and not doing," Brooker told Radio Times. "At the moment, I don't know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I'm not working away on any of those ['Black Mirror' episodes]. I'm sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I've been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh."

"Black Mirror" Season 5 hits Netflix in June 2019 and featured stars like pop star Miley Cyrus, "Avengers" actor Anthony Mackie and "Watchmen" star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. In late December 2018, Netflix released "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," an interactive film that allowed viewers to choose their own adventure.

Click here to read Brooker's full conversation with Radio Times.


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