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    "Black Mirror" Creator Says The World Is Too Bleak Right Now For A New Season Of It, And Of Course People Had Thoughts On That

    "I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart."

    As anyone who has seen it will attest, Black Mirror is both a brilliant dystopian anthology series and a modern-day version of the Twilight Zone.


    Yes, I realize there is a rebooted Twilight Zone!

    And while the British series has been releasing new seasons semi-regularly since 2011 — and a new season or a film each year since 2016 (when it moved to Netflix) — there has been no announcement on when a new season would be coming.


    And I am sure most fans of the show were hoping an announcement would be coming soon that there would be a new season in 2020.

    Well, in a recent interview with the UK's Radio Times, the show's creator, Charlie Brooker, was asked when there would be a new season, and his answer was pretty frank.

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    Charlie thinks things are, well, too fucked up right now for a new season of Black Mirror, saying:

    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. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.

    And, of course, hearing that the world was too bleak even for the creator of Black Mirror had people on Twitter sharing their thoughts about that:

    Damn when black mirror saying shit is too wild shit is too wild

    @IndieWire Damn!! Coming from #BlackMirror creator...

    Y’all the creator or #BlackMirror said the world is too “bleak” for a season 6... Even the creator of DISTOPIAN UNIVERSES said the world too fucked up. I hate it here.

    #BlackMirror creator not working on season 6 because we already feel depressed

    @IndieWire Imagine Black Mirror writers looking at the world today and thinking “We literally can’t write a worse fictional reality than the one you’re already living.” Aces.

    While others were quick to point out that it actually already feels like we're living through an episode of Black Mirror:

    Man, when the creator of Black Mirror says he can’t work on a new season right now because 2020 is already too messed up...he ain’t wrong. Kind of feels like our whole existence is one bad (or really entertaining for whoever is watching) episode already. #BlackMirror

    @lickitoff 2020 is one big Black Mirror episode

    @IndieWire It’s because we’re living in the latest Black Mirror episode

    #BlackMirror said y’all living in Season 6

    @IndieWire 2020 put Black Mirror our of business.

    A few people were excited to see #BlackMirror was trending and were sad to learn it wasn't because we were getting a new season:

    I saw #BlackMirror was trending. I regret looking at why. We are living in season 6. 😬 #2020

    Me getting all excited because #BlackMirror is trending and thinking a new season is about to drop. no no, we are actually living in the new season and life is too fucked for a new black mirror at the moment.

    Okay, to be honest, I probably wouldn't want to see anything dark or about the world falling apart at the moment, but I could use like 25 "San Junipero"-esque episodes right now!!!


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