‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker Is Heaps Keen To Make Another Interactive Ep


In news that will please fans who spent hours trying unlock every. single. ending. in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, creator Charlie Brooker says he’s “definitely” keen on creating another interactive mind-melting movie.

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Bandersnatch has five main endings… not necessarily happy or satisfying ones, but an ending nonetheless. Choices in the movie vary from picking a type of cereal in the morning to, uh, killing… people…

Ahead of season five’s premiere on Netflix, Black Mirror‘s Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to chat about their future with the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure experience.

(In case you didn’t know, Black Mirror season five only has three episodes because Bandersnatch was originally supposed to be part of the season.)

Even though it took a hell of a lot of work – the script was 170 pages long – Brooker said he already has ideas for another project in an interactive form.

“While we were making it we kept saying, ‘We’ll never do this again.’ And then I guess, perhaps like childbirth, you block out the pain and approach it a second time!” he said. “By the end I was saying, ‘Oh I’ve got an idea.’ It’s definitely something I would do again and I think there are lots of ways to tackle it. The biggest challenge is narratively. It would have to justify being interactive otherwise, why put yourself through that?”

Jones added it was encouraging to see a heap of viewers give the movie a proper go.

“When people came to Bandersnatch, nearly everyone stayed with it,” she said. “There was not a sharp switch off when people saw the first choice point come up and that’s really interesting for the future of this form.”

You can read Brooker and Jones’ full interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HERE

Black Mirror season five will hit Netflix June 5. 

In the meantime, the streaming giant has linked up with YouTube to bring fans three mini-episodes inspired by the anthology series. Aimed at a Spanish-speaking audience, Little Black Mirror stars a whole bunch of YouTube stars like Maia Mitchell Rudy Mancuso, Juanpa Zurita, Lele Pons, Anwar Jibawi, Hannah Stocking, Jeff Wittek, Delaney Glazer, and Alesso. 

The episodes will be released on the Netflix América Latina YouTube channel on May 26, June 2, and June 9.