Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror returned to our screens earlier this year following a four-year hiatus and was met with plenty of love from the fans, reaching Netflix’s Top 10 in 92 different countries.
The news comes shortly after Netflix France accidentally confirmed Season 7 in a deleted tweet. “We forgot two announcements and not just any two announcements,” they said (via What’s On Netflix). “Love, Death & Robots S4 and Black Mirror S7, coming soon, too!”
Although no casting information has been revealed, it’s said that production will begin on the upcoming seventh season later this year. Season 6 included household names such as Salma Hayek, Aaron Paul, and Josh Hartnett, and followed an equally stacked fifth season, which starred Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, and Miley Cyrus.
Unfortunately, there are no plot details from any of Season 7’s episodes, but Brooker, Annabel Jones, and Jessica Rhodes are said to be returning as executive producers.
IGN’s Black Mirror Season 6 review gave it 6/10 and said: “Season 6 of Black Mirror has more misses than hits, but at least there are two winners among the five episodes. Demon 79 shows that Charlie Brooker’s experimentation outside of the traditional Black Mirror box can pay off, while Joan Is Awful delivers some funny meta-humor that mixes well with the show’s classic dark spin on science fiction. Luckily, you don’t miss anything by watching these two as standalone short films and skipping the rest, which either overstay their welcome, lack narrative weight, or fail to live up to the potential of their premise.”
Want to read more about Black Mirror? Check out how Black Mirror Season 6 opened up to the world of horror as well as what happened when Charlie Brooker asked Chat GPT to write an episode.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.