'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: Charlie Brooker's Brilliant Sci-Fi Series Is Back

I know we're all drowning in fall TV right now, but you'll definitely want to make room for this one on your to-do list. Netflix has just unveiled the first trailer for Black Mirror season 3, which arrives with six new episodes later this month.

Though it's been a few years since the last episode aired, based on the two episodes I saw at TIFF, creator Charlie Brooker has not lost his edge. The new episodes span different genres and tones, but as ever, they're all linked by a shared interest in the intersection between technology and human nature. This season features episodes directed by Joe Wright and Dan Trachtenberg, among others, and stars including Bryce Dallas HowardGugu Mbatha-RawMackenzie Davis, and Wyatt Russell. Watch the Black Mirror season 3 trailer below. 

Black Mirror Season 3 Trailer

Episodes this season are:

  • "Nosedive": Joe Wright's episode is a social satire set in a world where citizens are constantly ranking each other (think Instagram or Facebook plus Uber's ratings system). Bryce Dallas Howard stars as an eager-to-please woman who is desperate to get her stats up.
  • "Men Against Fire": A military horror-thriller set in a post-war future, this one follows a rookie soldier (Malachi Kirby) stationed overseas, where he protects villagers from feral mutants. Directed by Jakob Verbruggen.
  • "San Junipero": Directed by Owen Harris, "San Junipero" follows the unlikely encounter between two women (Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in a 1980s party town.
  • "Shut Up and Dance": James Watkins directs the "kitchen sink nightmarish thriller" about a young man (Alex Lawther) who's forced into an online trap.
  • "Playtest": Dan Trachtenberg's episode stars Wyatt Russell as a thrill-seeker who tries out a bit of cutting-edge video technology.
  • "Hated in the Nation": This crime drama episode clocks in at 90 minutes, a first for the show. Kelly Macdonald plays a police detective who investigates a string of murders linked together by social media. Directed by James Hawes.
  • Black Mirror Season 3 drops October 21 on Netflix.