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“Black Mirror” Season 7: What We Know So Far

The upcoming season will include a sequel episode to "USS Callister"

<p>Netflix</p>

Netflix

Black Mirror is coming back for another season.

Following the release of season 6 in June 2023, after a four-year wait for new episodes, we finally have a few details about the upcoming seventh season.

From mastermind Charlie Brooker, the anthology series has been described as a contemporary reworking of The Twilight Zone as it grips audiences with its tales of dystopias controlled by technology.

Over the years, the star-studded series has received critical acclaim for its storytelling, in particular, receiving three Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding television movie for "San Junipero," "USS Callister" and Bandersnatch.

Now, for the anticipated seventh season, Black Mirror is bringing back one of its fan-favorite stories with a sequel episode.

From the release date to the episode count, here’s everything to know about Black Mirror season 7.

How many episodes will Black Mirror season 7 have?

During the Next on Netflix event in London in March 2024, the streamer shared new details about the upcoming season, including that it will feature six episodes. That is one more episode than season 5 and double the amount of episodes featured in season 4, which included only three.

How will Black Mirror season 7 connect to past seasons?

<p>Netflix</p>

Netflix

The upcoming season will include a special sequel episode to “USS Callister.” The episode first premiered during season 4 and featured Jesse Plemons as a video game creator named Robert Daly who creates sentient digital clones of his coworkers using their DNA, making them bend at his will. However, when a new employee named Nanette Cole (Cristin Milioti) gets into the game, she encourages the other employees to revolt against him.

The episode has become a fan favorite over the years for its storytelling, star-studded cast and allusions to Star Trek. Following its release, the episode won four Primetime Emmy Awards, including outstanding television movie and outstanding writing for a limited series, movie, or dramatic special.

Per Netflix, the new episode will follow the events of “USS Callister” where Daly was left unconscious and trapped in his own game after his employees escaped. “Robert Daly is dead,” the release teases. “But for the crew of the USS Callister, their problems are just beginning.”

Who is in the cast of Black Mirror season 7?

Anyone who watches Black Mirror knows that the show never disappoints with its star-studded cast, with past episodes including Miley Cyrus, Josh Hartnett, Anthony Mackie, Jon Hamm, Bryce Dallas Howard and Letitia Wright, among many others.

At the moment, it’s unclear who will appear in season 7, though it’s likely that some familiar faces from “USS Callister” will return, including Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel and possibly Plemons, whose character Netflix confirmed is dead in the sequel episode.

Additionally, Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul could make an appearance as he played user Gamer691 in the original episode.

Who is writing Black Mirror season 7?

<p>Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic</p>

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Netflix hasn’t confirmed which writers are on board for the new season, though Charlie Brooker, Jessica Rhoades and Annabel Jones will serve as executive producers.

When will Black Mirror season 7 be released?

Black Mirror season 7 will be released in 2025 on Netflix, though an official release date hasn’t been announced.

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