It’s now official: Netflix has ordered 12 new episodes of Black Mirror for Season 3. As we reported last time, Charlie Brooker is currently writing the new series, and the show will be produced in collaboration with House of Tomorrow.
Netflix released a brief official teaser:
Twelve episodes is double the entire run of Black Mirror during its original two-season run in the UK. (There was also a Christmas special with Jon Hamm that was spiffy.) The Mary Sue points out that the release date is to be determined, as is Netflix’s release strategy. There’s speculation that Netflix will release Black Mirror Season 3 on a week-to-week basis rather than in a single binge-watchable batch.
On a related note, Black Mirror also wound up in the news this week following David Cameron’s #PigGate controversy. In a nutshell: David Cameron (seen below) may have once stuck his todger in the mouth of a dead pig. Seriously. In the infamous first episode of Black Mirror, “The National Anthem,” the Prime Minister is asked to have sexual intercourse with a pig in order to save the life of a beloved UK royal. Seriously.
Flixist prides itself on dignified film and television coverage, which is why we take no delight in reminding people that the Prime Minister of a major country may have engaged in a debauched sexual act with a dead animal. I mean, a current head of state possibly raw dogging a dead hog is such tawdry news to cover here--ditto the fact David Cameron’s office neither confirmed nor denied the allegation that he nested his tallywacker in a dead pig’s face.
We’ll continue to cover the new season of Black Mirror as info develops.
However, we will not continue to mention the rumors that Prime Minister David Cameron, a major world leader, may have placed his private parts inside of a deceased pig’s mouth. (But seriously, David Cameron may have stuck his dick in a dead pig’s mouth!)[via The Mary Sue]