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Black Mirror stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Mackenzie Davis On Immersive Sci-Fi Sets And Socially Important Storytelling

The only episode of Netflix anthology series Black Mirror ever to offer a happy ending, San Junipero has been widely celebrated by both critics and the viewing public since its release last year, as a socially important and otherwise enrapturing piece of art. Starring Gugu-Mbatha Raw and Mackenzie Davis , the episodenominated for two Emmys, including Outstanding Television Moviecenters on a budding romantic relationship between two young women in a virtual reality  ...Read More... //

Black Mirror': San Junipero Stars Mackenzie Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Reunite at Netflix HQ (Photo)

Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw dusted off the ol Black Mirror for a bit of a reunion on Sunday. The stars of the widely praised San Junipero episode of the dystopian Netflix series from Charlie Brooker, which has two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Television Movie and for Brookers script, sat for a conversation at Netflixs Hollywood headquarters. See a photo from the reunion above. The episode follows twoqueer women who meet in an 80s coastal paradise that the episode is named for. The paradise is not a town, but a software programwhere users, particularly elderly and chronically ill people, upload their consciousness with the option of remaining there after their bodies die. The story follows the romance between two women as their virtual and actual lives intersect.   ...Read More... //

How Black Mirrors California Dreams Put Dystopian Netflix Series in Emmy Race

In its original British incarnation, Black Mirror was always a bleak and stylish prediction of what technological advances could do to us sorry humans. But when Netflix nabbed the show from the U.K.s Channel 4, showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones gave it a decidedly American makeover, to award-worthy effect. Two of the shows episodes received Emmy nominations, with San Junipero landing nods for Outstanding Television Movie and for Brookers screenplay. (Individual episodes qualified as TV movies under Emmy rules.) It was the first Episode I wrote for Netflix, Brooker said of San Junipero. It was partly a deliberate bid on my part to reinvent what I thought the show was. In that respect, it was consciously positive. Its also set in the past, and its very, very American. It has this California Dream-like quality.   ...Read More... //

The Crown, Sherlock And Black Mirror Lead Strong Brit Contingent Of Emmy Noms

A heavy haul of 13 nominations for Netflix favorite The Crown , and scores for Sherlock and Black Mirror , led the British hopefuls for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards , as the TV Academy unveiled its 2017 nominations this morning. There was also a strong contingent of British talent nominated across the various acting categories, including first-time Emmy nominees Claire Foy, Millie Bobby Brown, Riz Ahmed, Thandie Newton and David Thewlis. And Brits James Corden and John   ...Read More... //

Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker On His Affinity For Idea-Based Dramas And Whats To Come In Season 4

An English broadcaster and comedic personality, Charlie Brooker is best known internationally for creating Black Mirror , the BAFTA Award-winning, Netflix original anthology series that has shaken the world with its varied, everdaunting portraits of a technologically-driven near future. In the seriesa wide-ranging work of speculative fiction, which has proven prescient more than onceeach episode employs a different cast of actors to explore themes linked to the  ...Read More... //

Black Mirror Star Bryce Dallas Howard on Why She Gained 30 Pounds for the Role

This story on Bryce Dallas Howard first appeared in the Miniseries/Movies issue of TheWrap Emmy magazine . Bryce Dallas Howard grew up loving creepy, cautionary, vaguely sci-fi stories by the likes of Shirley Jackson, Isaac Asimov and Margaret Atwood, and she loved (and was scared by) the one episode shed seen of the British sci-fi series Black Mirror so when director Joe Wright came to her about starring in an episode of that Twilight Zone-style series, it was a no-brainer for the actress and director. An added bonus: The episode, Nosedive, which is entered in the Emmy race as a standalone movie, was about social media run amok, and it came to her just after shed taken the plunge into those murky waters.  ...Read More... //

Black Mirror to Be Adapted Into a Book Series

Youve been creeped out by Black Mirror the TV series, now prepare to be creeped out by Black Mirror the book series. Charlie Brooker, the creator of the unsettling Netflix series, and Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Black Mirror is being adapted into a book anthology. Were pleased to announce Black Mirror will soon be available in high-tech paper format, Brooker tweeted, adding, All-new stories from different authors, yeah?   ...Read More... //

'Black Mirror' Episode Being Turned Into Art Exhibition

Scenes from "Fifty Million Merits," which starred 'Get Out' breakout Daniel Kaluuya, will be recreated at London's Barbican Centre. ...Read More... //

Even the Creator of Black Mirror Says This News Story Is 'Straight Out of Black Mirror'

Doctors in Germany have developed a method for patients who have locked-in syndrome to communicate with basic yes or no answers. While its all too common these days to observe that a story is straight out of Black Mirror, this one comes with a twist that even the shows creator had to acknowledge would be a   ...Read More... //

Supergirl, Shadowhunters, Black Mirror Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Nominees for the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced Tuesday, with superhero and sci-fi fare such as Supergirl, The OAandOrphan Blackamong those snagging nods. The awards which honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will be handed out on April 1 in [] //