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‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch

The Netflix series will include one episode directed by Jodie Foster and another set in a “Star Trek”-like world.

"Black Mirror"

“Black Mirror”

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Netflix’s Emmy-winning “Black Mirror” has been thoughtfully doling out details of its highly anticipated fourth season throughout the past couple week, and the show finally revealed a full trailer. In addition, viewers finally when their misery will end (or begin, depending on just how bleak the installments are), as the streaming service also revealed the release date, Friday, Dec. 29.

The trailer, which can be seen below, ranges from futuristic sets with robots and spaceships to more mundane settings. According to EW, at an early PaleyFest screening of “USS Callister,” creator Charlie Brooker revealed that the episode was conceived as an adult “Toy Story” and it’s about “living under a tyrant.” Its obvious riff on “Star Trek” means that it’s grander in scope and uses a healthy amount of lens flares. Before watching the trailer below, check out a quick rundown of each episode, all of which were written by Brooker, except for “USS Callister,” which he co-wrote with William Bridges.

“Arkangel”

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding, Owen Teague
Director: Jodie Foster
Watch the episode trailer here.

“USS Callister”

"Black Mirror" Season 4

“Black Mirror” Season 4

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Cast: Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel
Director: Toby Haynes (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”)
Watch the episode trailer here.

“Crocodile”

Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, Kiran Sonia Sawar
Director: John Hillcoat (“Triple Nine,” “Lawless”)
Watch the episode trailer here.

“Hang the DJ”

Cast: Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, George Blagden
Director: Tim Van Patten (“The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones”)
Watch the episode trailer here.

“Metalhead”

Cast: Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, Clint Dyer
Director: David Slade (“Hannibal,” “American Gods”)
Watch the episode trailer here.

“Black Museum”

Cast: Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, Babs Olusanmokun
Director: Colm McCarthy
Watch the episode trailer here.

And at long last, here’s the full trailer for Season 4 below:

“Black Mirror” is returning fresh off of its double Emmy win for Original TV Movie and Writing for “San Junipero,” one of its most optimistic installments yet. It will be intriguing to see if any of Season 4’s six episodes will follow suit.

“Black Mirror” Season 4 will be released on Friday, Dec. 29 on Netflix. 

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