Black Mirror Season 5 renewed already?
The fourth season of the anthology series doesn’t drop until later this year on Netflix, but speaking to THR, creator Charlie Brooker and EP Annabel Jones all but confirmed plans for a limited six-episode fifth season:
If you got [a fifth] season, is the six episode model something you plan to stick to?
Brooker: It’s a good number.
Jones: It puts us just on the cusp of a nervous breakdown, so it’s working! I think even a number seven would just do us in.
Brooker: There’s always a point in the middle of the production where we’ll have four or five of them live at any given point and I’ll be writing a script for the next one while doing rewrites on the previous one. There’s a point in which you go, “I can’t keep all these six stories in my head.”
So if Netflix came to you and said they want a 12-episode season, it would be a hard no?
Brooker: I think because I tend to be so obsessive about the script and what can work and not, and that’s one of the things that keeps the tone of the show, even though the variety is quite marked, it probably makes it feel all like one piece. Most of it has come out of here.
Stay tuned as we await official confirmation on Black Mirror Season 5…