The Creator Of “Black Mirror” Says The Show Is On Pause Because The Current State Of The World Is Bleak Enough
Charlie Brooker, the creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Black Mirror, knows that the world is already living in a Black Mirror episode, so he’s decided to take some time off from harming our psyches further with more episodes. Too late, ketchup tacos already got us.
Season 5 of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix June last year and featured pre-mullet Miley Cyrus and wannabe-“Daddy” Anthony Mackie. The show is known for instilling viewers with anxiety, dread and paranoia–and thankfully for us, Charlie Brooker thinks there’s enough of that going around for now. Last year, Charlie talked about future Black Mirror episodes, telling Digital Spy the series was “pretty flexible”:
“I don’t think there’s anything to stop us. We could do one-offs, we could do an ongoing story, we could do spin-offs.”
Well, coronavirus looked at “anything” in Charlie’s response and said, “Try me, bitch!”
So even though Halsey‘s probably been emailing her diary pages to Charlie in hopes he makes another episode about her, that’s not going to happen for a bit. IndieWire says that Charlie spoke with Radio Times about his plans for season 6:
“I’ve been busy doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing. At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on any of those [Black Mirror episodes]. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
He said “he’s not sure if audiences could stomach another season at the moment.” Yeah, if you want to see a new Black Mirror episode, just flip between Fox News and MSNBC.
Well, I guess we should say “thank you” to Charlie for laying off humanity’s fragile mind for a hot minute. Now if only the Gods would do the same thing and stop sending “murder hornets”.