Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
October is traditionally the month for scaring yourself silly with horror movies, but the most chilling tales you’ll see this fall may well be on television. Netflix has just announced a fall release date for the third season of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker‘s highly acclaimed anthology series about how the combination of advanced technology and human nature is basically a recipe for self-destruction. Read More »
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Black Mirror is already a perverse and pitch-black riff on The Twilight Zone, so why shouldn’t it steal directors from a film series that also seems to be borrowing a thing or two from Rod Serling’s iconic television show? 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will helm an episode of the popular science fiction anthology series’ third season, which was wooed away from the U.K.’s Channel 4 by Netflix last year. This certainly feels like good news, as Trachtenberg is the kind of director who should be able to make Black Mirror‘s blend of sci-fi, horror, and perverse satire sing.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Beerfest is being developed as a digital series.
- Director Joe Swanberg (Digging for Fire) is writing, directing, and executive producing Netflix’s Easy.
- Neil Patrick Harris is finally confirmed to star in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Harris will be joined by Patrick Warburton (The Tick) in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Malachi Kirby will star in an episode of Black Mirror.
- Sarah Wayne is returning to Prison Break.
- Lionsgate is launching a Comic-Con channel.
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Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Black Mirror may be the most addictive and watchable exercise in misery ever devised. Creator Charlie Brooker‘s twisted science fiction anthology series received acclaim in its native England, but it didn’t become a full-blown phenomenon until its first two seasons arrived on Netflix last year. Naturally, the streaming giant promptly picked the show up, ordering a third season consisting of 12 brand new episodes.
While Netflix is keeping the details of the new season under lock and key, we now know that at least one of the episodes will be a bit of a star-studded affair. Director Joe Wright has signed on to helm an episode and he’s bringing Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve with him.
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Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, began his presentation to the Television Critics Association with a bevy of announcements. Perhaps most important to Marvel fans, since a Punisher standalone series was already announced, was the news that Jessica Jones is getting a second season. Find out more details about Jessica Jones Season 2, the lead up to the Defenders and 11 new premiere dates announced by the streaming service.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
This December, Netflix is gifting its subscribers with a whole bunch of cool movies and TV shows. Just in time for the holidays: Sam Raimi’s first superhero movie, one of the most critically acclaimed independent films of 2015, a Christmas variety special starring Bill Murray, and another dose of the darkest science fiction show to ever emerge from England.
Read on for our picks for the best shows and movies coming to Netflix this December (as well as a complete list of every new title).
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Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare for more terrifying visions of the future. Netflix has officially announced it’s picking up the buzzy sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror for a third season, to consist of 12 episodes. Keep in mind that this show has only put out six episodes (across two seasons) and a Christmas special to date. Netflix is nearly tripling the episode count in one fell swoop. Get details on the Black Mirror Netflix pickup after the jump. Read More »
The first two seasons of the terrific UK series Black Mirror are on Netflix, and now the streaming giant is reportedly making a deal to bring more of the show to audiences.
Netflix isn’t adding the 2014 Christmas Special (yet, sadly) but is doing something even more exciting: making new episodes. We’ve heard rumors in the past of a possible continuation of the TV series. Now a report says Netflix and series creator Charlie Brooker are in the process of making a deal to produce new Black Mirror episodes. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
American audiences finally got the chance to dig into Black Mirror last month when the acclaimed British series hit Netflix. And now that we’ve acquainted ourselves with its excellence, we could be getting our own version of Black Mirror in the near future.
A U.S. take on the sci-fi anthology show is in in the works, as confirmed by production company Endemol. More on the developing Black Mirror US version after the jump. Read More »