Black Mirror won Emmy Awards for television movie and television movie writing for the episode San Junipero. Netflix has announced the six episode fourth season of the series will begin streaming on December 29. The episodes are as follows:
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Starring: Rosemarie Dewitt
The episode follows a single mother and her daughter (Brenna Harding) over the course of several years as the daughter matures. In keeping with Foster’s grounded, indie movie style, this is very much a character study, although the element of near-future technology that is prevalent in all episodes of “Black Mirror” comes into play here, too, involving a new kind of surveillance tool.
Directed by: Colm McCarthy
Starring: Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, Babs Olusanmokun and Aldis Hodge
The story follows a young woman (Wright) who visits a crime museum and learns about a few of the specific attractions, allowing the episode to actually tell multiple, shorter stories within.
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar
This episode is a thriller that follows a woman who fears something from her past will come to light and ruin her life — due to a new device that can access a person’s memories.
Hang the DJ
Directed by: Tim Van Patten.
Starring: Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden,
Hang the DJ follows two characters who live in a world where everyone is paired up using an advanced dating system.
Directed by: David Slade
Starring: Maxine Peake, Jake Davies and Clint Dyer
Metalhead is a story about survival in a futuristic, seemingly post-apocalyptic world in which one specific kind of technology threatens humanity.
Directed by: Toby Haynes
Starring: Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson and Michaela Coel.
The final episode is a feature length episode, during which much of the story is set in space.