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Black Mirror 'renewed' for season 7

Black Mirror 'renewed' for season 7

Black Mirror has been 'renewed' for season 7, it's been claimed

Black Mirror has reportedly been renewed for a seventh season.

Following on from the success of season six, reports in the US claim it's set to return to our screens soon.

According to sources at Variety, the show's creator, Charlie Brooker, will be at the helm with another batch of dystopian nightmares on offer.

There's no news, however, on who will be starring in the next instalment.

But if previous seasons are anything to go on, it promises to be jam packed with A-list stars.

Season six landed earlier this year and saw the likes of Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, and Annie Murphy join the team.

One of the most popular episodes from the last series - 'Joan is awful' - centred on the fake streaming site Streamberry, which seeped its way into people's homes, creating documentaries based on their real lives.

Salma Hayek in 'Joan is awful'.
Netflix

Speaking to Variety about the idea for the ep, Brooker said it was written way before the advent of ChatGPT.

He said: “I worry for a living — it’s generally what I do— and I’m very worried about AI and the use of ChatGPT and things like that.

"That’s a particular concern to me, so that’s why I’m here."

Another that really left its mark on viewers was Hartnett's episode, where he starred alongside Aaron Paul.

Paul's appearance on the eerily dystopian series has led him to say 'talk to my therapist' about his roles as people say the Black Mirror episode had 'the darkest ending ever'.

The official Netflix synopsis for the episode, Beyond the Sea, reads: "In an alternative 1969, two men on a perilous high-tech mission wrestle with the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy."

Aaron Paul starred in the last season.
Netflix

With a harrowingly dark direction, the episode stars the likes of Paul who plays Cliff alongside Josh Hartnett as David - two astronauts who have embarked on a long-term mission in deep space.

Speaking to The Guardian, Paul revealed he regularly does 'social media detoxes' warning any doom-scrollers out there that 'we need to be cautious'.

Talking about the 'dangers' of technology, Paul continued: "Just look at the dangers of AI … Some of it’s cool, I guess?"

I guess we'll have to wait and see what dark, twisted tales Brooker has in store for the next season, won't we?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: UK News, US News, TV and Film, Black Mirror