Black Mirror has long been a show that has captivated audiences with its unique take on the intersection between technology and society. The upcoming sixth season of the show has been eagerly anticipated, and the first trailer for the new season has only served to stoke that excitement.
Creator Charlie Brooker has issued a word of caution alongside the trailer, stating that the stories in this season will be “entirely distinct” from each other, and that the show will continue to reinvent itself. He has promised “some crazy swings” and “more variety than ever before,” which is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
The trailer itself offers only tantalizing glimpses of what’s to come, including a space satellite that seems to contain Aaron Paul’s character, and Salma Hayek Pinault asking someone off camera, “Oh, do you?” The star-studded cast also includes Michael Cera, Zazie Beetz, Rory Culkin, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Mara.
Perhaps the most frightening moment in the trailer comes when Beetz is seen using dial-up to connect to the internet on an ancient-looking laptop. Other scenes include a woman’s head being used to shatter a glass display pane, paparazzi photographers furiously clicking their cameras, and general chaos breaking out. It’s all set against the backdrop of a society that seems to be on the brink of collapse.
Brooker’s commitment to keeping the show fresh and unpredictable is admirable, and it’s clear that he’s willing to take risks in order to do so. While other shows may have struggled to maintain their edge after several seasons, Brooker has managed to keep Black Mirror relevant and engaging for six seasons and counting.
With its thought-provoking stories and dark, dystopian vision of the future, Black Mirror has become a cultural touchstone. It’s clear that fans are eager to see what the show has in store for them in season 6, and with Brooker at the helm, it’s sure to be a wild ride.