Black Mirror Season 6: Netflix Renewal, Release, What We Know So Far

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Black Mirror season 5 is here but only has half the number of episodes as seasons 3 and 4. Will Black Mirror be returning later in 2019 with season 6 or will we have a longer wait in store? Here’s what we know so far about season 6 of Black Mirror.

Netflix’s anthology series is still best in class and that’s despite multiple platforms piling in on the anthology format such as CBS All Access rebooting The Twilight Zone and Hulu’s attempt with Into the Dark. The Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones created series still ranks among the best TV series on Netflix right now.

Reviews for the fifth season have faltered ever so slightly. Whether that’s because of the lower episode count or the nature of some of the content of the episodes. The third episode, which sees Miley Cyrus play a pop star currently has the lowest rating of any of the previous Black Mirror episodes.

Once again, the series featured a killer soundtrack as we’ve become accustomed to in Black Mirror and plenty of easter eggs too.


Has Black Mirror been renewed for season 6?

Official renewal status: Not yet renewed (Last updated: 06/05/2019)

Although not officially announced, we are currently expecting a sixth season of Black Mirror.

The creators also seem optimistic about the future of the show. Speaking to Yahoo, Charlie Brooker (the creator of Black Mirror) said that “Maybe we should cast someone like Barack Obama, he’d be good.”

The show’s future seems to be tied to the creator’s ability to create new stories. Brooker said the following: “I imagine if we run out of ideas, we will stop.”

That suggests to us that as long as Netflix keeps giving them the funding and giving the thumbs up, Black Mirror will keep releasing.


Will there be another interactive Black Mirror episode?

In the interview with Yahoo, they spoke about any future interactive episodes that could be on the table. They specifically said that “The thing is, if you’re doing an interactive episode, it needs to justify itself. There needs to be a compelling narrative reason as to why you’re using that otherwise, it is just a gimmick.”

Striking Vipers video game in season 5 – Pedro Saad

We do know that there are no plans for a sequel to one of the most beloved episodes, San Junipero with Brooker saying he wants to keep the two happy in their new home. However, all the way back in October 2016, it was stated that there had been ideas thrown around for sequels to White Bear and Be Right Back which are two of the earlier episodes.


Black Mirror season 6 number of episodes

For those worried that Black Mirror will be sticking to its trimmed number of episodes, you can probably be safe in the knowledge that the next season will likely go back to consisting of six episodes.

As it’s been reported, the reason why season 5 was shorter is because of the development of Bandersnatch which took resources away from the main season.


When will season 6 of Black Mirror be on Netflix?

Unfortunetely, we don’t quite know when season 6 of Black Mirror will be on Netflix just yet.

We’ve heard rumors that another three new episodes could arrive by the end of the year. That’d make sense given we’ve waited six months between Bandersnatch and season 5 and especially given it was a shorter season.

However, our best bet is that Black Mirror will return for season 6 sometime in 2020.

Clearly, everyone is already clamoring on social media for a sixth season having sped through all the new episodes in a single sitting.

In the meantime, Netflix has added some new icons for you to spruce up your Netflix profile including a few symbols you may notice, Waldo, the monkey from season 4 and Ashley too.

You may also be interested in a couple of semi-spinoffs too which aren’t really official but feature similar concepts.

Do you want to see Black Mirror return for season 6? Let us know in the comments.