8:40am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Netflix's 'Black Mirror' Casts Its First Leads
Netflix's upcoming Black Mirror has cast its first leads.
The individual episodic anthology has tapped Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion) and Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) to star in one of its 12 episodes, the streaming service announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
Created by Charlie Brooker, Netflix landed the new batch of 12 episodes in September. The science fiction satire will feature a new stand-alone story installment. Brooker and Annabel Jones — who created the series and exec produced its first seven episodes — will serve as showrunners on the Netflix batch via their Endemol Shine Group-based House of Tomorrow company. Brooker has already started writing the new episodes. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode.
A premiere date has not yet been determined.
Mbatha-Raw (Touch, Undercovers) is repped by CAA and Authentic Talent; Davis (The Martian) is with UTA and Thruline.