Black Mirror (R) is a British science fiction anthology television series. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Each episode is a standalone, set in an alternative present or the near future. A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.
After its addition to the catalogue in December 2014, Netflix purchased the programme in September 2015. It commissioned a series of 12 episodes later divided into the third and fourth series. Black Mirror was inspired by older anthology shows which were able to deal with controversial, contemporary topics without fear of censorship.
Brooker developed Black Mirror to highlight topics related to humanity’s dependency on technology, creating stories that feature “the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.”
Black Mirror TV Show Information
- Channel: Netflix (Originally aired on the British Channel 4)
- First Aired: 4 December 2011
- Episode length: 41-89 minutes
- Number of Seasons: 4
- Created by: Charlie Brooker
- Genre: Science fiction, Dystopian, Satire, Psychological thriller, Anthology
How To Watch Black Mirror
You are currently only able to watch Black Mirror on Netflix. Netflix is an on-demand streaming service. Netflix lets you binge-watch entire seasons of Black Mirror. This is very inexpensive as basic streaming plans begin at $7.99/month. To learn more about this service read our Netflix review.
Which Devices Stream Black Mirror
This TV show can be found on just about any streaming device on the market. Here are some of the top devices that can be used to access one of the services that carry Black Mirror. To learn more click on the icons below or read our streaming device guide.