The surprise choose-your-own-adventure film “Bandersnatch” landed on Netflix December 28 and regardless of what critics said, it certainly got everyone talking. The feature had audiences starting out by watching the same flick as their friends, then ending up with entirely different viewing experiences via alternate paths and endings.
In spite of Bandersnatch‘s success, Charlie Brooker has revealed that he won’t be releasing any more interactive Black Mirror episodes.
“Run away. It’s harder than you think,” Brooker confessed to The New York Times. “We’re doing more optimistic episodes and stories, rather than just dystopian and negative ones. We want to keep the show interesting for us.”
That said, the success of Bandersnatch may have inspired others to play with the idea of interactive entertainment. Netflix director of product innovation, Carla Engelbrecht: “We do want to take a number of gos at this and see what works for different audiences.
“That’s what we’re engaged in now – what are the other kinds of stories that we can tell and that folks are excited to tell?” she continued. “And continuing to unearth this iceberg of opportunity and see what’s there.”