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‘Black Mirror’ creator unsure if viewers can still stomach shows on ‘societies falling apart,’ puts season 6 on hold

/ 05:37 PM May 07, 2020
71st Emmy Awards

Annabel Jones (L), Charlie Brooker (C) and Russell McLean (R) pose with the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie “Bandersnatch” during the 71st Emmy Awards. Image: AFP/Robyn Beck

While the world continues its battle against COVID-19, the creator of the sci-fi series “Black Mirror” has put a pause on making the show’s sixth season.

Charlie Brooker expressed his uncertainty about the audience’s capability to “stomach” more stories about “societies falling apart” while there is an ongoing health crisis now in real life, Radio Times reported last Monday, May 4.

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The Netflix original series, known for its dystopic themes, released its most recent season in June 2019. The show also produced an interactive “Black Mirror” film with a “choose your own adventure” format titled “Bandersnatch” in 2018.

When asked about updates on the show’s next season, Brooker said that right now, he is more focused on revisiting his “comic skill set” and writing scripts “aimed at making myself laugh.”

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The screenwriter did not specify if this type of content will later on reflect on the next episodes of “Black Mirror”.

Aside from its commercial success, the sci-fi series has bagged several awards. “Black Mirror” has won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie for three consecutive years for its episodes “San Junipero” (2016), “USS Callister” (2017) and “Bandersnatch” (2018), respectively. Cha Lino/JB

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