Netflix had confirmed early in 2018 that Black Mirror was renewed for a fifth season, much to the pleasure of the show’s many fans. Netflix picked up the show after it was launched on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom a while back. The third and fourth seasons were premiered on Netflix. Now Black Mirror season 5 will be released in 2019 rather than 2018.
Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones wanted to release the fifth season in 2018 but the decision was made to push it back because of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which is the first interactive choose-your-own-adventure experiment from Netflix that recently premiered.
A lot of time went into putting together this extremely complex episode. They had to film multiple endings with multiple variations. Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the “enormous” amount of time required for Bandersnatch compelled them to delay Black Mirror season 5 to 2019. It will be interesting to see what else the future holds. Bandersnatch was a huge hit.
Details about the new season are slim at the moment and Netflix has yet to confirm exactly when it will arrive and how many episodes it will have. One thing we know is that fans are eagerly waiting for the new season.