Beverly Hills, Calif., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will bring viewers twelve all-new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s critically acclaimed, mind-bending anthology series Black Mirror.
Netflix has commissioned House of Tomorrow to produce the twelve new episodes as a Netflix original series. House of Tomorrow’s Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes of the series, will continue to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new episodes. Brooker has commenced writing the new episodes, which are scheduled to begin production in late 2015 from the series’ production base in the UK.
“It’s all very exciting — a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable. Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that ‘Black Mirror’ feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true,” said Brooker.
“Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We’re tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, original content, Netflix.
Premiere date and episode rollout will be announced at a later date. The series will premiere internationally in all Netflix territories outside the UK and Ireland, where plans are still being determined.
Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. 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 has been recognized with an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a Bafta® award.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 65 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About House of Tomorrow
The company builds on the success of numerous award-winning productions that have been penned by Brooker and Executive Produced by Jones including Broadcast Comedy Award-winning and Royal Television Society-nominated detective spoof A Touch of Cloth for Sky One; BAFTA-nominated thriller Dead Set for Channel 4; and the twice Royal Television Society Award-winning, British Comedy Award-winning and twice BAFTA-nominated Wipe programmes for BBC. House of Tomorrow is part of Endemol Shine Group.
About ENDEMOL SHINE GROUP
Endemol Shine Group is the new joint venture bringing together Endemol and Shine Group to create a global content creator, producer and distributor with a portfolio of international hits including Big Brother, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Bron/Broen, Deal or No Deal, Grantchester, Hell on Wheels, Humans, MasterChef, Mr. Bean, One Born Every Minute, Peaky Blinders, The Biggest Loser, The Fall, The Money Drop, Your Face Sounds Familiar and many more.
Endemol Shine Group’s businesses have creative operations in over 30 markets, with a diverse portfolio of over 600 revenue generating formats across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, and distribution operations.
21st Century Fox and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC jointly manage Endemol Shine Group, with each owning 50 per cent.
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