The titles for all five episodes of Black Mirror season 6 have been revealed, along with plot synopses for each episode
Netflix hasn’t announced a specific release date for season 6 of the anthology series black-mirror yet, but we do know that the new episodes of the show will be available to watch on the streaming service sometime in June. And now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, not only do we know that this season is going to consist of five episodes, but we also know the titles of all five episodes – and have a plot synopsis for each one!
A video revealing the five titles can be seen at the bottom of this article. But if you just want to read them, here’s the line-up: Joan Is Awful, Loch Henry, Beyond the Sea, Mazey Day, and Devil 79.
And here’s the info on them:
Joan Is Awful is the story of an average woman who is stunned to discover a global streaming platform has launched a prestige TV drama adaptation of her life, in which she is portrayed by Hollywood A-lister Salma Hayek. In addition to Hayek, the episode stars Annie Murphy, Michael Cera, Rob Delaney, Ben Barnes, and Himesh Patel. The episode’s directed by Ally Pankiw.
Directed by Sam Miller, Loch Henry is about a young couple who travel to a sleepy Scottish town to work on a gentle nature documentary but find themselves drawn to a juicy local story involving shocking events from the past. It stars Samuel Blenkin, Myha’la Herrold, Daniel Portman, John Hannah, and Monica Dolan.
Beyond the Sea takes place in an alternate 1969, where two men on a perilous high-tech mission wrestle with the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy. Directed by John Crowley, it stars Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Auden Thornton, and Rory Culkin.
In the episode Mazey Day, directed by Uta Briesewitz, a troubled starlet is dogged by invasive paparazzi while dealing with the consequences of a hit-and-run incident. It stars Zazie Beetz, Clara Rugaard, and Danny Ramirez.
Demon 79 takes place in northern England in 1979, where a meek sales assistant is told she must commit terrible acts to prevent disaster. It stars Anjana Vasan, Paapa Essiedu, Katherine Rose Morley, and David Shields. Notably, this is the only episode not solely written by black-mirror creator Charlie Brooker, but is instead co-written by former Ms.Marvel head writer Bisha K. Ali. It’s directed by Toby Haynes.
In addition to all of this information, Entertainment Weekly also got their hands on several exclusive images from the season, so you should click over to their website to check those out.
Created and written by Charlie Brooker, who executive produces the show with Annabel Jones, Jessica Rhoades, and Bisha K. Ali, black-mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.
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I have never watched an episode of this show, but I intend to get around to it one of these days – and the plot synopses and cast list for season 6 give me more reasons to watch it eventually.