Sunday, 09 December, 2018


Black Mirror will let you decide characters' fates interactively

All details of 'Black Mirror' Season 5 Black Mirror will let you decide characters' fates interactively
Hannah Rogers | 02 October, 2018, 10:26

An episode of the award-winning "Black Mirror" will feature "live-action interactive programming" in the show's the fifth season, which is expected to debut sometime in December, Bloomberg says.

Anyhoo, nothing further to report at this time - up to and including when the next season of Black Mirror hits Netflix - but rest assured we'll be keeping you informed as further updates roll in.

Of all the shows to go the choose-your-own-adventure route first, it makes sense for Black Mirror to give it a shot, giving viewers a chance to decide how a story pans out using Netflix's technology.

Details are scarce about what fans can expect in the fifth season of Black Mirror, but Bloomberg has some really exciting news to relay about one particular episode.

Pulling off a satisfying ending for a series, a season, or even a single television episode can be hard.

Netflix also is about to release a new animated series based on the popular video game "Minecraft". By blending elements of video games with traditional television, the company could create a formula that can be applied to any number of series. Season four, which premiered previous year, starred Rosemarie Dewitt, Jesse Plemmons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright, and Maxine Peake.

The caveat to the Netflix news is that, while nearly all smartphones work with this type of content, only certain TVs and streaming players are compatible with Netflix's interactive adventures - Chromecast and Apple TV do not, for example. That will be the real test, but for now it certainly seems like a good idea, especially when watching with a large group of people.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loves Black Mirror and just watched San Junipero and is still recovering from that experience. The interactive approach will bring a new type of immersion to the Netflix original content.

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