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‘Black Mirror’ Creator Tried Using AI to Write Season 6 Episode: “There’s Not Actually Any Real Original Thought”

With the adverse effect of technology at the center of the hit series Black Mirror, creator Charlie Brooker decided to test the highly-discussed Artificial Intelligence technology for himself. During a recent interview with Empire magazine, the television writer said he actually “toyed around with ChatGPT a bit” while writing the latest season of the anthology series. […]

‘Black Mirror’ Season 6 Reveals Release Date, Episode Descriptions

Black Mirror season six finally has a date. The long-awaited return of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix anthology series is June 15, the series announced along with episode descriptions and the full official trailer on Wednesday. The season is confirmed to be five episodes, which is two more installments than the last season that released back in summer of 2019. […]

‘Black Mirror’ Sets Season 6 Return, Reveals Cast and Teaser Trailer

Expect the unexpected … says Charlie Brooker in the official announcement of Black Mirror season six. The long-awaited return of Brooker’s Netflix anthology series is coming in June, with plans to “reinvents itself with each new episode.” While the total episode count and premiere date have yet to be announced, The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Heads to HBO as a Series With ‘Black Mirror’ Writer, ‘Lovecraft Country’ Director (Exclusive)

Scanners, the 1981 horror cult classic from David Cronenberg, is getting the HBO series treatment. William Bridges, who won an Emmy for co-writing the “USS Callister” episode of Black Mirror, is acting as writer and showrunner for the series, which is in development, with Yann Demange, who helmed the pilot for HBO’s Lovecraft Country, directing. […]

‘Black Mirror’ Season 6 Casts Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Zazie Beetz, Kate Mara and Paapa Essiedu

The return of Black Mirror is starting to take shape. The upcoming sixth season, which has yet to set a premiere date, is rounding out its cast. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan are set to […]

‘Black Mirror’ Returning for Season 6 on Netflix

After a long break, Black Mirror is returning to Netflix for season six. The acclaimed dystopian anthology series that explores technology’s impact on humanity is ramping up for another season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The new season is expected to have more episodes than season five (which only had three entries) but will continue […]

‘Survivor’, ‘Black Mirror’ Producer Banijay to Go Public in $4B Merger

Banijay, the French-based production company whose hits shows include Survivor, Black Mirror and MasterChef, is set to merge with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), or “blank check company” with support from billionaires Bernard Arnault and Vincent Bolloré. The deal would see Banijay’s assets folded into a new company, called FL Entertainment, together with Betclic, […]

Netflix Sets Interactive Romantic Comedy ‘Choose Love,’ Laura Marano to Lead

It’s not quite swiping right or left, but Netflix viewers will soon be able to make romantic decisions for characters in one of its movies. Laura Marano, Avan Jogia, Scott Michael Foster and Jordi Webber are starring in Choose Love, Netflix’s first rom-com to receive the interactive treatment. Stuart McDonald (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is directing the […]

Banijay’s Head of Scripted Lars Blomgren on Keeping 50+ Labels Happy and the Impact of Jack Thorne’s Edinburgh Lecture

Following its seismic $2.2 billion takeover of Endemol Shine, unveiled in late 2019, French TV giant Banijay instantly became a small-screen colossus, spanning some 150 production companies across 22 territories. Just under a year after the deal was first made public — and a few months after it formally closed in the summer of 2020 — Lars […]

‘Death to 2020’: ‘Black Mirror’ Creators on Making Topical Comedy Amid the Pandemic

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones tackle the "nonsense and chaos and horribleness" of 2020 with a star-studded mockumentary filmed under pandemic-era protocols. "We hope to give people a sort of cathartic exorcism of the year that was 2020," Jones tells The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Death to 2020’: TV Review

'Black Mirror' vets Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones take a mockumentary look at the horrors of the past year in 'Death to 2020,' featuring stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones and Cristin Milioti.

Netflix’s ‘Death to 2020’ Skewers “Trainwreck” Year in Mockumentary Trailer

The end-of-year comedy event from 'Black Mirror' creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones stars Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Kumail Nanjiani, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones, Cristin Milioti, Joe Keery and more, and will be narrated by Laurence Fishburne.