Charlie Brooker, the creator of the series, surely knows his way around writing about these stuff and it sure is fitting that the next season will be about the global pandemic that has ravaged lives and industries across the globe.
One of the featured actors in the upcoming mockumentary series is Hugh Grant who spilled the tea during an interview with New York magazine, supposedly to discuss the finale of HBO’s “The Undoing.” According to the actor, he weill be playing a “repellent” historian who wears a wig. While Grant is freely talking about it, Netflix hasn’t revealed any details about “Black Mirror.”
In the United Kingdom, Brooker is known for his “Annual Wipe” for BBC which is basically a recap on news events and cultural moments of the year, but filled with dark humor. It ran from 2006 to 2016 but stopped because of the writer’s other commitments, particularly Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”
Brooker, who also used to write columns for The Guardian, did a 45-minute special called “Charlie Brooker‘s Antiviral Wipe” for BBC Two months ago – focusing on the news coverage and public reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program was produced by Endemol Shine UK and Broke & Bones.
The last season of “Black Mirror” only consisted of three episodes that featured personalities such as Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott, and Anthony Mackie. Since then, Brooker said that he’s working on other projects – particularly more comical ones – thinking if there is still room for stories about societies falling apart.