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“It’s Hard to Imagine a Bright Future”: Black Mirror Season 4 Gets a Trailer

Netflix has been releasing trailers for each episode of the new season of the anthology series Black Mirror, but now we have an official season 4 trailer that incorporates a bleak use Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”. It also opens with a voiceover about how intolerance and “huge environmental challenges” have made it “hard to imagine a bright future”, so we can definitely look forward episodes full of the show’s distinct dystopian realness.

A robotic voice reassures us that “everything happens for a reason”, but we recognize technological comfort in the world of Black Mirror tends to be more hopeless and empty than anything else. From Indiewire, the titles of the upcoming season are:

Arkangel” directed by Jodie Foster and starring Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding, and Owen Teague.

USS Callister” directed by Toby Haynes and starring Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, and Michaela Coel.

Crocodile” directed by John Hillcoat and starring Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar.

Hang the DJ” directed by Tim Van Patten and starring Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, and George Blagden.

Metalhead” directed by David Slade and starring Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, and Clint Dyer.

Black Museum” directed by Colm McCarthy and starring Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, and Babs Olusanmokun.

And we have a release date! Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns to Netflix December 29th. What episode are you looking forward to seeing the most?

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