Remember how much you loved Pan? Oh, no one loved Pan? That’s unfair. It was a pretty bizarre series of choices, and the man behind those choices was Joe Wright. And, honestly, we’re all fans of bizarre choices here.
The British director has been responsible for 2005’s Pride & Prejudice, 2007’s Atonement, and the delightful war child nightmare Hanna. He has no problem working between the worlds of prestige entertainment and frightening dystopian action. So he’s a perfect match for Charlie Brooker’s anthology series about our overwhelming fears of modernity.
Deadline reports that Wright is slated to direct a single episode of Netflix’s new season of Black Mirror, with Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve on board to star. Eve’s most recent turn in sci-fi was stripping for no apparent reason in Star Trek Into Darkness, so hopefully this is a redeeming role. Howard ran in high heels throughout Jurassic World, so she’s well accustomed to the horrors of modernity.
“It was announced last year that Netflix would be ordering 12 new episodes of the acclaimed series from Brooker’s House of Tomorrow. Brooker and Annabel Jones, who exec produced the first seven episodes of the series, will continue to serve in that capacity as well as be showrunners for the new shows, which Brooker has written. House of Tomorrow is a part of the Endemol Shine Group.”
So Brooker’s already handled the writing duties for more episodes of the show than have previously existed. We’re all pretty goddamn stoked to see where it goes from here.