Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ to return for Series 2

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Channel 4 has ordered three new episodes of the anthology series and filming will begin next month.

Shane Allen, Channel 4’s Head of Comedy, commented: “British drama seems particularly obsessed with murder and the past, often together. Black Mirror is a rare modern look at where society and individuals could be headed given the all-pervasive deluge of social media and technology. Charlie Brooker exudes that same pioneering spirit of Dennis Potter and Chris Morris with their daring, complex, compelling originality.”

Brooker added: “Half of the things in the first run of Black Mirror seem to be on the verge of coming true. They’ve got prisoners in Brazilian prisons pedalling on exercise bikes to reduce their sentences (not entirely dissimilar to the episode 15 Million Merits) and Google Glass looks like copyright infringement as far as The Entire History of You is concerned. Thankfully no-one carried out a hideous form of blackmail involving a pig. Anyway, if the stories from the second run start coming true then we’re REALLY in trouble.”

The first series of “suspenseful, satirical stand-alone dramas with a techno-paranoia bent” launched on the channel last December, starring Rory Kinnear, Lindsay Duncan, Donald Sumpter, Jodie Whittaker, Daniel Kayluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett and Julia Davis.

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