While we reported earlier this month that multiple sources were indicating that Black Mirror could soon become a new Netflix original, the news is now official. The streaming giant has ordered 12 all-new episodes of the critically-acclaimed British anthology series.
The series creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, will write all 12 of the show’s new episodes and will serve as an executive producer and co-showrunner with Annabel Jones. Brooker and Jones are the same team behind Black Mirror‘s previous seven episodes, which aired first on Channel 4 in the UK before streaming on Netflix.
“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable,” Brooker said in a statement. “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.”
“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content.
Throughout its first seven episodes, Black Mirror has featured some very big-name actors, with Agent Carter‘s Hayley Atwell, Penny Dreadful‘s Rory Kinear, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Domhnall Gleason having all appeared in episodes. Most recently, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm starred in the show’s 2014 Christmas special. In addition to that star power, Black Mirror‘s availability on Netflix and recognition at the Peabody Awards have also helped the once little-known anthology series become much more popular.
No expected release date for these new Black Mirror episodes has been given yet. Check out Netflix’s official announcement of the news below:
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 25, 2015
[Photo via Channel 4]