'Black Mirror' Season 3 Release Date Announced for Netflix

The popular sci-fi anthology series has a release date.

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Netflix announced on Wednesday during Television Critics Association press tour that the popular British sci-fi show Black Mirror will premiere its new season exclusively on the streaming service on October 21.

After releasing the extra-long holiday special in 2015, the streaming service announced that it would be picking up a 12-episode season. Six episodes will be released all at once on October 21, while the other six will premiere on an undisclosed date.

A variety of actors are slated to star in the upcoming season’s one-shot episodes including: Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire), and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones). Previous seasons have featured actors including Haley Atwell (Agent Carter), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).

Described as a modern day Twilight Zone, the series was developed for television by British journalist and writer Charlier Brooker. Each episode centers on a different story, with a different cast, but typically focuses on the horrors of modern technology. The show has made news for predicting headlines, including former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s pig scandal, which eerily mirrored the show’s pilot episode.

The previous season are all available on Netflix.

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