Netflix Orders Black Mirror Season 7, With A Sequel To One Of Its Best Episodes

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“Six new stories, but one looks a little familiar.” That’s how the streaming service behind “Black Mirror” amusingly described the news that not only would season 7 of the Netflix series return for six brand-new installments (most of which are all but certain to stir up conversation and debate) but that one, in particular, will serve as an extension of one of the show’s most well-received episodes ever.

Fans will remember the 2017 episode “USS Callister,” which starred Jesse Plemons as Robert Daly, a video game company employee who moonlights as a daring “Star Trek”-like captain in a virtual-reality game. The genre-bending hour unsurprisingly takes a dark turn involving Daly’s attempts at creating DNA-replicated personas of coworkers and essentially trapping these clones in the simulation. The award-winning season 4 premiere also starred actors like Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel, and more, but it’s uncertain who exactly will return for this next episode — though I suppose we can always hold out hope for more of Aaron Paul’s “Gamer691.”

“USS Callister” was written by series creator Charlie Brooker, along with William Bridges, and directed by Toby Haynes. There’s no official word on whether this specific creative team will return for the sequel either. In any case, season 7 of “Black Mirror” will return with one very familiar adventure in 2025.

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