Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker says he’s not working on season 6

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Brooker is about to bring Screenwipe back to the BBC for a lockdown special called Antiviral Wipe…

Charlie Brooker has indicated that he’s not in a rush to work on Black Mirror season 6 just yet. In a new interview with Radio Times, Brooker said a new batch of his grim tech anthology series wasn’t likely to arrive any time soon.

Season 5 starred Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus, and belatedly arrived in June 2019, but the show’s co-creator says he doesn’t think we could handle more of it under the current circumstances.

“At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those,” he revealed. “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

Indeed, Brooker is moving back to the BBC and away from Netflix for his latest project, a one-off edition of Screenwipe called Antiviral Wipe, which will take a scathing look at lockdown from isolation.

“Charlie will be taking a typically sharp look at life in lockdown, in a show made during lockdown,” said the BBC. “As well as coverage of the crisis itself, he’ll also be looking at the things people are watching and doing to keep themselves occupied. The show will also feature Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan) with her own very special brand of in-depth reporting, alongside Barry Shitpeas (Al Campbell) and other contributors who haven’t been told they’re doing it yet, but have no good excuse not to.”