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What Happened in Previous ‘Black Mirror’ Seasons?

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 17, 2022
07:15 P.M.
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After a three-year hiatus, season six of Netflix's popular show, "Black Mirror," has been revealed to hit the screen soon, and with few modifications to the plot and cast, excited fans are here for it. Here's a recap of the previous five seasons.

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Produced by Anabel Jones and Charlie Brooker, "Black Mirror" is a sci-fi TV series that has each episode set in a frightening, undesirable community.

The series explores different genres and shows how technology comments on contemporary societal matters.

Charlie Brooker attends the "Black Mirror" photocall during the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival 2019 at BFI Southbank on April 14, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

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Altogether, five seasons have been produced, and recently, Netflix announced that a new season of "Black Mirror" is about to hit the screens. This series has been one of Netflix's biggest shows.

Sources have implied that production and casting are underway, and the new season will be premiered as soon as it's finished.

Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker at the "Black Mirror" photocall during the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival 2019 at BFI Southbank on April 14, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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WHAT WAS IN THE PREVIOUS "BLACK MIRROR" SEASONS?

This exciting show has had many glued to their seats for more than 22 episodes. With its episodic plot, "Black Mirror" created a series of plots in each episode and still maintained the general theme, winning the viewers' hearts over time.

The Netflix series had a special Christmas episode in 2014. Again, the actors were exceptional, and there were strings of fascinating, unsettling moments that made an excellent story.

Cristin Milioti at the FYSEE event for Netflix's 'Black Mirror' held at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on June 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Another exciting episode of "Black Mirror" was "Bandersnatch." The story was set in 1980 and took viewers through dark twists and turns, arriving at a brilliant and satisfying conclusion.

Proving this show is not a one-hit-wonder, Season 3, Episode 2, titled "Playtest," explored video games just as the name suggests. It was about a Japanese game developer, a haunted house, a character named Redfield, and an inventive plot. The inspiration for this story was said to be from the video game, "Resident Evil."

Maja Meschede, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Annabel Jones and Charlie Brooker at the FYSEE Event for Netflix's "Black Mirror" at Netflix FYSEE At Raleigh Studios on June 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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HOW TO WATCH "BLACK MIRROR" IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

Many believe it really doesn't matter in what order you watch the series because it is anthological, and each episode has a different plot with a different leading actor, although they all exist in the same universe.

Since no episode is created to follow from the last directly, you can pick up the series from a random episode and still make sense of the plot. The major theme running through all the episodes is the involvement of technology in modern-day life.

Even with the anthological nature of "Black Mirror," it is still possible to watch it chronologically, and it's a bit of guesswork, but it can still be achieved.

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Black Mirror executive producer Annabel Jones speaks onstage during IMDb LIVE at NY Comic-Con at Javits Center on October 7, 2017 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT SEASON 6

Things look like they will go a notch higher in this latest season, as sources who spoke to the press said:

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"The latest season is even more cinematic in scope, with each installment being treated as an individual film."

The fans should expect another exciting and adventurous ride. Unfortunately, no exact date has been given as to when the season will drop, but all fingers are crossed.

Director Jodie Foster discusses Netflix's "Black Mirror" onstage during New York Comic Con 2017 at Javits Center on October 7, 2017 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

After successful past seasons, "Black Mirror" is highly anticipated, and it is believed this new season will be better in terms of plot, cast, and rendition.

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