Prepare to celebrate the return of darkness! Season 4 of Black Mirror will hit Netflix in 2017 after all. Previously, Netflix didn’t list the show in its official December releases, so the actual debut of the new season was mysterious. Inverse speculated last week that maybe the show could drop by surprise, and now, that’s exactly what has happened.

On Wednesday, Netflix released a new trailer for the fourth season of Black Mirror. Prior to Wednesday, the streaming platform had only released trailers focusing on specific episodes. But, now, we get a picture of the entire season, and it appears to be closer in overall tone to Season 3, insofar as not all the episodes look super dark.

Here’s the offical press release from Netflix:

Wrap up 2017 and ring in the New Year with six all-new episodes of the always anxiety-inducing series, which this season stars Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright and Michaela Coel, among countless others. Black Mirror Season 4 directors include Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes, John Hillcoat, Colm McCarthy, Tim Van Patten and David Slade.

Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.

We couldn’t be happier. And we’ll see everyone back here around New Year’s Eve to discuss all six of the new episodes.


Black Mirror Season 4 hits Netflix on December 29.

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