Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror to become a Netflix show

Exclusive: Sources say the US streaming giant has agreed terms to make original episodes of the hit dystopian drama

Charlie Brooker’s dystopian drama series Black Mirror has been snapped up by Netflix, understands. 


The streaming giant is understood to have agreed terms with Brooker and his independent production company House of Tomorrow to make “multiple episodes” of the dystopian drama, according to sources involved in the negotiations.

Netflix has already shown episodes of the drama, which first aired on Channel 4, in the US. The series has proved a word-of-mouth hit since launching in December, with some fans even holding Black Mirror viewing parties.

As revealed in May, Netflix was in talks with Brooker and House of Tomorrow over a possible deal, which has reportedly progressed. It is understood that Brooker is currently writing scripts for a new run of the Channel 4-originated drama which explores the dark and troubling aspects of technology.

So far, Channel 4 has aired two series and a Christmas special of the show and is likely to be keen to acquire future episodes of the drama and be the first UK broadcaster to air them.

The last Black Mirror episode, 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.

Spokespeople for Netflix and Channel 4 said they were unable to comment at the time of publication.

However a Channel 4 source said that the broadcaster was going to have a first look deal on the new episodes.


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