Within the 12 months 2023, a favourite Hollywood sci-fi trope, particularly the rise of nefarious know-how that threatens the very existence of the human race, feels much less and fewer like a fantasy. We have already been unwittingly remodeled into inhabitants of the nightmarish panorama wrought by the rise of social media – the absurd terminus of which was envisioned by writers Michael Schur and Rashida Jones within the ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 premiere episode ‘Nosedive’ . And now AI has gone from being the priority of teachers and psychedelic podcast company to what seems to be an actual menace to tradition as we all know it.
That is why we desperately want a brand new season of “Black Mirror” to remind us that our ever-positive tech overlords solely inform us half the story. And fortunately, Netflix has us lined. Season 6 of “Black Mirror” is ready to premiere in June (an actual date is but to be decided) and guarantees to supply one other slate of deeply unsettling and endlessly entertaining glimpses right into a dystopian, tech-ruled future. That’s, except collection creator Charlie Brooker pursues his ambition to “revisit [his] comedic expertise” and write “scripts aimed toward making one another snigger”.
Both manner, the sci-fi anthology collection, which has moved to Netflix for its third season, has as soon as once more packed its episodes with stellar expertise, with everybody from newcomer Zazie Beetz (“Bullet Prepare”, “Atlanta”) to Salma Hayek who introduces herself this time. Whether or not it finally ends up making you snigger or cry, Season 6 of “Black Mirror” is bound to get you pondering – a welcome improvement in a time when know-how threatens to do all of our pondering for us.