The first story details for Black Mirror Season 3 have emerged.
While we wait for the next season of Black Mirror to release, the plot details for each episodes have been revealed.
Show creator Charlie Brooker sat down with EW where he gave a synopsis of each episode. Read on to find out what to expect from season 3. All of the details are spoiler free.
Nosedive: This episode is directed by Joe Wright and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton.
Bryce Dallas Howard stars as an “insecure office worker” in this episode which focuses on social media. The characters live in a world where “everyone obsessively ranks and rates every tiny social interaction.” Howard attempts to reach the same social status as her popular friend (Alive Eve.) Brooker describes this Nosedive as “one of the most unusual episodes he’s done.”
“Each episode this season is a different genre; this one is a social satire,” Brooker told EW. “It’s got a creepy serenity to it and won’t be what people expect.”
San Junipero: Directed by James Watkins, this episode stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis.
This episode is set in 1980’s California and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis as newcomers to a beach town. Brooker describes it as a “coming of age drama with a Black Mirror undertow.” He also used it as a way to “fuck with those people” who had complained that the show would become Americanized.
Playtest: Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen star in this episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
This story follows an adventurous thrill seeker who visits Britain and hooks up with a woman. The pair then test a new “device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying. Brooker applauds Trachtenberg’s directorial skills, saying he’s “fantastic at creating suspenseful and tense mood.”
Shut Up and Dance: Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther star in this episode directed by James Watkins.
This story is set in the present day and includes no sci-fi elements. Lawther plays a 19 year old who finds his way into an online trap and becomes forced into an “uneasy alliance with a shifty man.” Brooker describes this episode as a “kitchen sink nightmarish thriller.”
Men Against Fire: Jakob Verruggen directed this episode, starring Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer.
This episode follows a soldier (Malachi Kirby) in a post-war future. Kirby is stationed overseas and given the task of “protecting frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants.” Brooker says the plot “stemmed slightly from thinkig about drone attacks and how technology is alternating the face of warfare.” He also described it as a “horror thriller” and compared it to The Walking Dead.
Hated in the Nation: Directed by James Hawes, this episode stars Kelly MacDonald.
This episode differentiates from the others, serving as the shows first ever 90 minute episode. Macdonald plays a police detective, who is investigating a series of murders. With the help of her sidekick their investigation fins them a “sinister link to social media.” “It deals with online rage,” Brooker says. “It starts out like a stylish standard police procedural, then takes a bizarre turn.”
Black Mirror will release on October 21st on Netflix. Let us know what you think of the episodes descriptions.
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