“Black Mirror” Will Return This December… But Not in the Way You Expected

Jesse Plemons, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Milanka Brooks, Osy Ikhile, Michaela Coel, and Paul G. Raymond in "Black Mirror"

We’ve been following all sorts of rumors surrounding the upcoming season of Black Mirror but we can finally confirm that Charlie Brooker will indeed be gifting us with more of the series this December.

Typically, Brooker has not made things easy for us and has left us with something of a puzzle when it comes to what exactly it is we will be received on release date December 28. According to Netflix, what we will be receiving is not “Black Mirror: Season 5” but “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.” In other words, we’ll be getting a 90-minute long movie instead of the whole season.

Netflix has described the film as “mind-bending, offbeat, cerebral and dark.” It is categorized not with the other Black Mirror episodes, but as a film in its own right. Beneath the title of the feature is the caption “Be Right Back” which also happens to be the title of the popular season two episode when Martha brings her boyfriend back from the dead in technological form. Could this be the sequel we’ve been hoping for?

Whatever form “Bandersnatch” takes, we won’t be alone in those tuning in on December 28 to find out.