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Escape Our Dystopia With New Trailer For Season 6 Of Dystopian Series 'Black Mirror'

By Allyson Johnson | TV | April 26, 2023 |

By Allyson Johnson | TV | April 26, 2023 |


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The Netflix anthology series Black Mirror has endured some growing pains over the years. While it debuted strong and steady with biting political and social commentary, the last few seasons, barring an episode or two, have been a letdown. Perhaps that has something to do with the general state of the world where dystopian settings and satire wanders too close to the truth. Netflix debuted the trailer for the sixth season today and while the series has misfired before, the preview has our attention.

A large part of that is due to the extraordinary cast they’ve got on board.

Black Mirror has always had a penchant for casting up-and-coming actors for roles that allow them to deliver star-making performances, as well as more established performers looking to stretch their acting muscles. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, and more are just some of the names of actors who’ve given tremendous performances throughout the series, even in its lowest iterations.

The inclusion of names such as Kevin Can F*** Himself star Annie Murphy and Station Eleven standout Himesh Patel are particularly exciting following their performances last year. Though, there’s an actor here for everyone.

The dystopian series returns this June, with the trailer giving very little away by way of plot. These days it’s more refreshing for shows and films to withhold information compared to trailers that give away either the funniest jokes or key plot points that diminish the stakes. The official synopsis of the season describes it as “…the most unpredictable, unclassifiable and unexpected yet.” Showrunner Charlie Brooker told Variety:

“I’ve always felt that ‘Black Mirror’ should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another, and keep surprising people (and myself), or else what’s the point?” said Brooker. “It should be a series that can’t be easily defined, and can keep reinventing itself.”

The trailer succeeds in keeping viewers on their toes. Even if the last few seasons have failed to live up to the series’ strongest episodes, the latest teaser offers enough intrigue and mystery to suck us back in for one more round.