It’s official – sci-fi satire Black Mirror is heading to Netflix (as previously revealed by RadioTimes.com) for a much longer series of 12 episodes. 

However, despite the fact that the series will continue to be made in the UK, Netflix says that “plans are still being determined” as to whether it’ll be available on the UK version of Netflix. So what gives?

Well, basically the news is still good because if the series isn’t shown on Netflix it’s likely to air on its old home on British TV – Channel 4. Maybe that brand new Netflix account won’t be needed after all… 

As we first reported, Channel 4 – who brought the first two series (and a festive special) to TV – have first rights on Black Mirror, and will later decide whether they want to broadcast the 12 new episodes or not.

Speaking about the new deal, writer and executive producer Charlie Brooker said: "It's all very exciting – a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable."

“Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that 'Black Mirror' feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”

Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, added: “Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision.

“We’re tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series.”

Unless it's aired here on Channel 4, of course...