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Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror returns

12th July 2012

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Black Mirror will return in August 2013 with three brand new films. Channel’s 4’s award winning trilogy, written by Charlie Brooker, will start filming in August 2012, and there will again be three 60 minute programmes.

Previously, the drama won a Golden Rose award and achieved an extremely high 2.1mVoD views.

Channel 4’s Head of Comedy Shane Allen said: "British drama seems particularly obsessed with murder and the past, often together. Black Mirror is a rare modern look at where society and individuals could be headed given the all-pervasive deluge of social media and technology.

"Charlie Brooker exudes that same pioneering spirit of Dennis Potter and Chris Morris with their daring, complex, compelling originality."

Charlie Brooker says: "Half of the things in the first run of Black Mirror seem to be on the verge of coming true. They've got prisoners in Brazilian prisons pedalling on exercise bikes to reduce their sentences (not entirely dissimilar to the episode 15 Million Merits) and Google Glass looks like copyright infringement as far as The Entire History of You is concerned.

"Thankfully no-one carried out a hideous form of blackmail involving a pig.

"Anyway, if the stories from the second run start coming true then we're REALLY in trouble."

Annabel Jones, Managing Director of Zepporton added: "The success of series one proves there's an appetite for satirical drama. Charlie is an exceptional writer and we are extremely excited and proud to be producing a second series of Black Mirror."

Black Mirror will be Executive Produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones and series produced by Barney Reisz for Zeppotron.

Three previous three episodes were referred to by the Times as "
among the most
imaginative programmes seen on TV for years... Powerful and thought-provoking... Challenging and intelligent."

Watch Charlie Brooker talking last year about the first series:

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