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Black Mirror is a British anthology science fiction television series created by Charlie Brooker, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the programme showrunners. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone, though some are more experimental and lighter.
Black Mirror was inspired by older anthology series like The Twilight Zone, which were able to deal with controversial, contemporary topics without fear of censorship. Brooker developed Black Mirror to highlight topics related to humanity's relationship to technology, creating stories that feature "the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy."
The first Black Mirror full-length
film Bandersnatch was released on Netflix on 28 December 2018, after
being formally announced the day prior. Set in 1984,
the film follows Stefan, portrayed by Fionn Whitehead, a young
programmer who begins to question reality as he adapts a
sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling
challenge. Bandersnatch is an interactive film, prompting the viewer at
times to select one of two choices on screen that affect how the work is
shown; There are over one trillion potential paths to view the work with
five distinct endings.