Black Mirror 6 trailer screenshot of "Joan Is Awful"

Black Mirror Season 6 – official trailer lands with release date

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From a space station, to shopping rage, to the horrors of dial-up internet, Black Mirror returns. 

Updated 01/06/23: A full trailer lands for the new season of Black Mirror.

Netflix have finally dropped a full trailer and start date for the highly anticipated Black Mirror Season 6. The new run of the show, which contains five episodes, lands on Thursday 15th June, 2023.

Heading in through the medium of “Streamberry” we’re introduced to the world of ‘Joan Is Awful’, where a woman discovers her life is being adapted for television and that she’s played by Selma Hayek.

The two and a half minute trailer goes on showcase the four other episodes, ‘Loch Henry’, ‘Beyond the Sea’, ‘Mazey Day’ and ‘Demon 79’.

As we said, the show returns on June 15th – so block out some time and prepare to be terrified. You can check out the details of the five stories and guest stars below.

Black Mirror Season 6 – second teaser reveals episode titles & stories

Updated 15/05/23: Netflix reveal titles for Season 6 of Black Mirror, along with a synopsis for each episode.

Following on from last month’s teaser, we know now a lot more of the details for the upcoming season of Black Mirror. The satirical, tech-focussed anthology series has five new episodes for us, due to debut in June.

The titles arrived via a suitably unnerving promo, unfolding them amid a mix of images and lines of dialogue…

The Netflix Tudum site also reveals a synopsis for each episode as well as cast, writing and directing credits.

‘Joan Is Awful’

An average woman is stunned to discover a global streaming platform has launched a prestige TV drama adaptation of her life — in which she is portrayed by Hollywood A-lister Salma Hayek Pinault.

Directed by: Ally Pankiw
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Annie Murphy, Salma Hayek Pinault, Michael Cera, Himesh Patel, Rob Delaney, Ben Barnes.

‘Loch Henry’

A young couple travel to a sleepy Scottish town to start work on a genteel nature documentary, but find themselves drawn to a juicy local story involving shocking events of the past.

Directed by: Sam Miller
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Samuel Blenkin, Myha’la Herrold, Daniel Portman, John Hannah, Monica Dolan.

‘Beyond the Sea’

In an alternative 1969, two men on a perilous high-tech mission wrestle with the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy.

Directed by: John Crowley
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Auden Thornton, Rory Culkin.

‘Mazey Day’

A troubled starlet is dogged by invasive paparazzi while dealing with the consequences of a hit-and-run incident.

Directed by: Uta Briesewitz
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Zazie Beetz, Clara Rugaard, Danny Ramirez.

‘Demon 79’

Northern England, 1979. A meek sales assistant is told she must commit terrible acts to prevent disaster.

Directed by: Toby Haynes
Written by: Charlie Brooker and Bisha K. Ali
Starring: Anjana Vasan, Paapa Essiedu, Katherine Rose Morley, David Shields.

We’ll update when there’s a further trailer or a launch date.

Original article (of 27/04/23) follows:

Black Mirror Season 6 - Aaron Paul

Black Mirror Season 6 – first teaser trailer drops

From a space station, to shopping rage, to the horrors of dial-up internet, Black Mirror returns. 

After a long silence and a few rights shenanigans, Black Mirror is finally coming back to our screens. Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology series is confirmed for a return to Netflix, it’s home since 2016, with a short teaser trailer.

The show last landed a 3-episode season in 2019, following the interactive movie ‘Bandersnatch.’

Black Mirror title card

We still don’t know how many episodes Season 6 will contain, but we do know they arrive in June 2023.

The Black Mirror Season 6 synopsis says:

“Expect the unexpected. The long-awaited return of Charlie Brooker’s dark, satirical anthology series which reinvents itself with each new episode. The sixth season of Black Mirror is the most unpredictable, unclassifiable and unexpected yet.”

“You’ve been wondering… you’ve been waiting… you’ve been warned.”

As with previous runs, the show has attracted an all-star cast. It includes Aaron Paul, Salma Hayek Pinault, Himesh Patel and John Hannah.

Also on the roster are Anjana Vasan, Annie Murphy, Auden Thornton, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Daniel Portman, Danny Ramirez, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Monica Dolan, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Samuel Blenkin, and Zazie Beetz.

Black Mirror Season 6 - Salma Hayek Pinault

Charlie Brooker

Speaking to Netflix’s Tudum, show creator Charlie Brooker talked about the upcoming season’s element of surprise:

“I’ve always felt that Black Mirror should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another, and keep surprising people — and myself — or else what’s the point? It should be a series that can’t be easily defined, and can keep reinventing itself.”

“Partly as a challenge, and partly to keep things fresh for both me and the viewer, I began this season by deliberately upending some of my own core assumptions about what to expect. Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is. The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.”

Black Mirror is created and written by Charlie Brooker, executive produced by Brooker, Jessica Rhodes, Annabel Jones and Bisha K. Ali. It’s made by Brooker and Jones’ production company Broke & Bones.

We’ll keep you posted on Black Mirror.