The Black Mirror S6 Trailer Is Here Feat. A Heap Of A-Listers, Blood & An Impending Sense Of Doom

Aaron Paul and Salma Hayek in Black Mirror Season 6 trailer

Netflix has confirmed that Black Mirror Season Six will be hitting our screens in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, and the streaming platform has been kind enough to bless ruin our lives with a deeply morbid trailer.

ICYMI, Black Mirror cheekily announced it would be returning for another season on April 26 by tweeting four simple words: “What have we missed?”


Naturally, everyone went on to list all the cooked shit that we’ve been through in the last four years, perhaps as some inspo for the show.

“Oh just a global pandemic, economic collapse, wildfires, murder hornets, and the general chaos of 2020,” one user commented. “But don’t worry, it’s not like anything major happened.”

Another said: “COVID, January 6th, George Floyd, [Donald] Trump indicted, need I go on?”

One other person optimistically drew attention to the wild similarities the current world has to the stories in Black Mirror, which is just lovely.

“I can’t imagine another season that can top what we are already seeing and experiencing IRL… we are the show.”

Of course, the official Netflix account had to chime in too.

“Scientists are still creating robots that slowly harness more and more advanced AI like they haven’t watched a single episode of your show,” the account wrote.

Just @ ChatGPT while you’re at it, babes.

Hell, even the show’s creator Charlie Booker responded to the tea.

Safe to say, we’re all collectively losing our shit about seeing our world as somehow even more dark and perverse than it already is.

Someone, please speak to our therapists.

Is there a trailer for Black Mirror Season Six?

You bet your bottom dollar there is!!! Netflix shared the trailer to its socials on April 26. Peep it in all its disturbing glory below.

We’ve got a freaky deaky drone and sci-fi shit, the ancient fossil that is dial-up internet and an employee at a shoe store smacking some poor lass’ head open at the counter. Someone did NOT pass Retail 101 and it shows.

There’s Annie Murphy (AKA Alexis from Schitt’s Creek) storming a wedding (!) dressed as a cheerleader (!!) wielding a horn and pom poms (!!!), Salma Hayek Pinault (AKA my mother) serving C-U-N-T, some extremely visceral retching and a department store mannequin getting splattered with blood.

It is, as they say, quintessential Black Mirror.

What do we know about the new season of Black Mirror?

Black Mirror Season Six is being billed as “the most unpredictable season yet”, which is a fkn big claim. Personally, I’m still screaming, crying and throwing up after Hated in the Nation.

“I’ve always felt that Black Mirror should feature stories that are entirely distinct from one another, and keep surprising people — and myself — or else what’s the point? It should be a series that can’t be easily defined, and can keep reinventing itself,” Brooker told Netflix’s official site Tudum.

He said the whole point of the new season is to keep folks on their toes, and consider my feet arched in anticipation.

“Partly as a challenge, and partly to keep things fresh for both me and the viewer, I began this season by deliberately upending some of my own core assumptions about what to expect,” Brooker said.

“Consequently, this time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is.

“The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.”

I, for one, cannot wait to see even more examples of how technology can be used to manipulate and kill people. Yippee!!!

Who has been cast in Black Mirror Season Six?

Yes, Black Mirror is known for conceiving some of the most fucked up, bleak storylines out there (Shut Up And Dance, anyone???).

But it’s equally known for featuring cameos from some of the biggest names out there, including Jon Hamm, Daniel KaluuyaAnthony Mackie, Andrew Scott, Letitia Wright, and motherfkn Miley Cyrus(!).

Back in 2022, Variety reported that production of Black Mirror Season Six was already in the works, with a source dropping a bunch of names we can expect to join the cast.

Sources told Variety that the new cast involved the likes of Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan — and that’s just for the first three episodes of the show.

Hell. Yes.

According to the Guardian, the cast also features Michael Cera, Myha’la Herrold, Rob DelaneyKate MaaraJohn HannahHimesh PatelRory Culkin and, of course, Murphy and Hayek Pinault. IDK about you but I simply cannot wait to see a certain George Michael Bluth awkwardly navigate societal and/or technological collapse. Sounds like a hoot and a half!

As usual, the show is expected to follow independent stories for each episode. The jam-packed cast is set to only expand as we get the tea on the last couple of eps.

It’s also been reported that Season Six will have more episodes than Season Five, which only comprised of three instalments. Thank you, lord.

What is the release date for the new season of Black Mirror?

The official premiere date is yet to be revealed but according to the trailer, Black Mirror Season Six is set to hit Netflix this June.