Tuesday, 12th May 2015 at 8:45 am
Charlie Brooker’s dystopian drama series Black Mirror, will be back, RadioTimes.com can reveal, but not necessarily on Channel 4.
Brooker is currently writing scripts for a new run of the C4-originated drama which explores the dark and troubling aspects of technology.
But it is such a hit in the US that that he is being wooed by streaming giant Netflix which wants to make new episodes of the show for themselves, according to well-placed sources.
The original series has already proved a word-of-mouth hit on the streaming service in the US since launching in December, with Black Mirror parties now increasingly popular across the Pond.
As RadioTimes.com reported in
January, producers Endemol Shine North America have also confirmed they are looking at an American version of Black Mirror.
Co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin said in a speech at a Realscreen industry event in Washington DC that “there is a plan” for the satire’s revamp.
Corwin added that Brooker and Endemol UK producer Annabel Jones “have really touched on something and I agree – we need more”.
Robert Downey Jr has also optioned the rights for Jesse Armstrong’s series one Black Mirror episode The Entire History of You (starring Toby Kebbell, Tom Cullen and Jodie Whittaker).
recently told RadioTimes.com he’d “love” to make his own Black Mirror film.
Despite the interests in the US, Channel 4 sources insist that the broadcaster is keen to acquire future episodes of the drama which aired as a special last Christmas.
White Christmas, featured Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Rafe Spall in a troubling future world where you could “block” people in real life in the same way you can now do on Twitter.