New 'Black Mirror' Is Coming This Year, and the Details Are Nuts

Cristina Cross
October 2, 2018

There are no details on the Give Yourself Goosebumps-indebted episode, but assume it will involve an ironic twist involving password-sharing on a fictionial streaming service called, let's say, Netflicks.

This feature will likely keep viewers hooked on Netflix for longer than usual: Hardcore fans of shows like Black Mirror will want to explore all the available paths to discover how each storyline ends. Essentially, users will be able to choose what happens to their characters before they inescapably get trapped in some sort of dystopian world. This will include the Minecraft interactive TV series that Netflix has developed together with now-defunct game studio Telltale Games.

Even so, a choose your own adventure type feature seems like the flawless fit for Black Mirror.

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Season 5 of Black Mirror is expected to arrive in December. After watching one version, the viewer can go back and choose the alternate scenario. Netflix's approach seems much different, and much more direct, though.

For those who aren't aware, Netflix has previously released a handful of episodes of choose-your-own-adventure animated programs designed for kids, such as "Puss in Book".

Despite a few outliers, Netflix's interactive adventures are nearly universally compatible with modern smart devices, and now only needs some universally appealing content to entice potential viewers. Now, Bloomberg is reporting this choose-your-own-adventure storytelling is close to launch, and it's kicking-off with an upcoming episode of Netflix's sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror.

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Black Mirror is one of the most interesting TV shows in recent memory.

Black Mirror isn't the only project they're looking at.

Among Netflix's main competitors, HBO beat the streaming giant to prestige interactive television a year ago with Mosaic, an interactive murder mystery by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Tell us in a comment.

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