Netflix is going to trump all gifts with their belated present, the fourth season of “Black Mirror”, arriving on the streaming service December 29, 2017, just in time for a New Year’s weekend binge.
The six episodes of “Black Mirror” Season 4 include starring vehicles for talent such as Rosemarie Dewitt, Jesse Plemons and Aldis Hodge, and also boasts an episode directed by Jodie Foster, explains Variety, who also added a breakdown of the several episodes:
“Arkangel,” the episode starring Dewitt and directed by Foster, 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.
“Black Museum,” which stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, Babs Olusanmokun and Aldis Hodge, is set at a crime museum that showcases a number of high-tech items. The story follows a young woman (Wright) who visits the museum and learns about a few of the specific attractions, allowing the episode to actually tell multiple, shorter stories within. “Black Museum” is directed by Colm McCarthy.
“Crocodile,” which stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar, and is directed by John Hillcoat, 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” follows two characters who live in a world where everyone is paired up using an advanced dating system. Starring Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden, “Hang the DJ” is directed by Tim Van Patten.
“Metalhead” is a story about survival in a futuristic, seemingly post-apocalyptic world in which one specific kind of technology threatens humanity. It stars Maxine Peake, Jake Davies and Clint Dyer. Director David Slade tells the story completely in black and white.
“USS Callister” is a feature-length episode, during which much of the story is set in space, directed by Toby Haynes and starring Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson and Michaela Coel.