Black Mirror Season 5 expected in December, will reportedly feature interactive episode

Brenda Watkins
October 1, 2018

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 reflection. But now, you're going to be able to choose your very own ending for a new Black Mirror episode. The fifth season of the show is expected to be released in December.

According to Bloomberg, Netflix is developing shows and movies that will allow the viewer to choose how the storyline progresses.

Netflix already has experimented with choose-your-own-adventure children's TV, including an animated special past year called Puss in Book where viewers could decide where the character Puss in Boots went next.

The company introduced interactive episodes past year with children's specials, like a story about the Dreamworks' character Puss in Boots.

Netflix disrupted the TV business by posting the entire season of popular series like "House of Cards" all at once, enabling viewers to binge watch them. (Nothing like binging some psychologically-scarring television around the holidays!) But the real news is that in one episode from the new season, viewers will be able to interact with the story and make decisions to determine the ending.

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Viewers will get to choose their own storylines in one episode of the upcoming season of "Black Mirror", the Emmy-winning science-fiction anthology series.

Netflix decline to comment, other than to direct me to a YouTube video of crickets chirping and an animated GIF of Titus Andromedon casting a spell.

This forward step into interactive television by Netflix is part of their plan to become more creative with their programming to appeal to a wider range of audiences.

The fourth season of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix at the end of 2017 with six all-new episodes and a finale that almost felt like an ending to the entire series.

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