List of Black Mirror episodes

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Black Mirror is a British television series created by Charlie Brooker. The series is produced by Zeppotron for Endemol. Regarding the programme's content and structure, Brooker noted, "each episode has a different cast, a different setting, and even a different reality. But they're all about the way we live now; and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy."[1]

In September 2015, Netflix commissioned a third series of 12 episodes,[2] which was later divided into two series of six episodes.[3] The third series was released on Netflix worldwide on 21 October 2016.[4] As of 21 October 2016, 13 episodes of Black Mirror have been released, including one special, concluding the third series.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired Network
1 3 4 December 2011 (2011-12-04) 18 December 2011 (2011-12-18) Channel 4
2 3 11 February 2013 (2013-02-11) 25 February 2013 (2013-02-25)
Special 16 December 2014 (2014-12-16)
3 6 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21) Netflix

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions) [5]
1 1 "The National Anthem" Otto Bathurst Charlie Brooker 4 December 2011 (2011-12-04) 2.07
Starring: Rory Kinnear and Lindsay Duncan, with Donald Sumpter, Tom Goodman-Hill, Anna Wilson-Jones and Lydia Wilson
2 2 "Fifteen Million Merits" Euros Lyn Charlie Brooker & Kanak Huq 11 December 2011 (2011-12-11) 1.52
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Isabella Laughland and Rupert Everett, with Julia Davis and Ashley Thomas
3 3 "The Entire History of You" Brian Welsh Jesse Armstrong 18 December 2011 (2011-12-18) 0.87
Starring: Toby Kebbell and Jodie Whittaker, with Tom Cullen and Jimi Mistry

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions) [5]
4 1 "Be Right Back" Owen Harris Charlie Brooker 11 February 2013 (2013-02-11) 2.01
Starring: Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson, with Claire Keelan, Sinead Matthews, Flora Nicholson, Glenn Hanning, Tim Delap and Indira Ainger
5 2 "White Bear" Carl Tibbetts Charlie Brooker 18 February 2013 (2013-02-18) 1.69
Starring: Lenora Crichlow and Michael Smiley, with Tuppence Middleton, Ian Bonar, Nick Ofield, Russell Barnett and Imani Jackman
6 3 "The Waldo Moment" Bryn Higgins Charlie Brooker 25 February 2013 (2013-02-25) 1.28
Starring: Daniel Rigby, Chloe Pirrie and Jason Flemyng, with Tobias Menzies, Christina Chong, James Lance and Michael Shaeffer

Special (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions) [5]
7 "White Christmas" Carl Tibbetts Charlie Brooker 16 December 2014 (2014-12-16) 1.66
Starring: Jon Hamm, Oona Chaplin and Rafe Spall with Natalia Tena

Series 3 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
8 1 "Nosedive" Joe Wright Story by : Charlie Brooker
Teleplay by : Rashida Jones & Mike Schur
21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, James Norton and Cherry Jones
9 2 "Playtest" Dan Trachtenberg Charlie Brooker 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Starring: Wyatt Russell, Hannah John-Kamen, Wunmi Mosaku and Ken Yamamura
10 3 "Shut Up and Dance" James Watkins Charlie Brooker & William Bridges 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Starring: Alex Lawther & Jerome Flynn
11 4 "San Junipero" Owen Harris Charlie Brooker 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Mackenzie Davis
12 5 "Men Against Fire" Jakob Verbruggen Charlie Brooker 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Starring: Malachi Kirby, Madeline Brewer, Ariane Labed, Sarah Snook & Michael Kelly
13 6 "Hated in the Nation" James Hawes Charlie Brooker 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Faye Marsay and Benedict Wong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlie Brooker: the dark side of our gadget addiction". The Guardian. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Birnbaum, Debra. "‘Black Mirror’ Lands at Netflix". Variety. 
  3. ^ Brooker, Charlie (2 August 2016). "Two seasons of six". Twitter. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (27 July 2016). "Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for 'Black Mirror,' 'Gilmore Girls'". Variety. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Top 30 Programmes". BARB. Retrieved 19 April 2015.