Netflix Announces 'Black Mirror' Season 4 Release Date

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Read the rest of this first. The streaming network released episode titles, teaser trailers and more over the last few weeks, building toward the release date announcement.

"Metalhead", the series's first strictly black-and-white episode, is directed by David Slade of Breaking Bad and American Gods fame, and it sets up a sinister world plagued by "dogs", clearly not of the Good Boy variety.

But if you don't feel like you can wait until then for your Black Mirror fix, here is the official full trailer to keep you going in the meantime. As usual, this season contains plenty of surprises.

It's a lot to take in, but don't worry, it's a lot more clear once you break it down into episodes. A suitably chilling trailer accompanied today's media dump (see above), which cuts between each new chapter in Charlie Brooker's Emmy-winning anthology series.

Condensed footage from all six Season 4 episodes - happiness is momentary, the world is frightening, though every event happens for a specific reason.

The fourth season of the series consists of six episodes.

Staying on the memory thread, "Crocodile" is a muted look at a device that accesses memories, but the John Hillcoat-directed episode never quite finds its center or gives its antihero much of a personality. Colm McCarthy runs this chapter, starring Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright and Babs Olusanmokun and was partially shot in Spain.

Finally, we have "Black Museum", which features a some sort of advanced crime museum. Brooker is screenwriter of all chapters of new season (only one, USS Callister, signing it with William Bridges). "I think it's wilder than maybe any of the other episodes".

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