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Black Mirror series 3 on Netflix: Everything you need to know

Charlie Brooker’s dark and delightful drama Black Mirror is coming to Netflix in 2016 for a brand new series and here’s everything you need to know, including the Black Mirror release date, how many new episodes to expect and a sneak preview of some of series 3’s episodes.

When can I watch Black Mirror series 3 on Netflix?

Black Mirror’s third season (or technically series 4 if you say that feature-length special White Christmas was season 3, as Channel 4 does on its website) will be released on Netflix on October 21, 2016. It’s a global launch, so you’ll be able to watch Black Mirror in any of the countries where Netflix is available. The episodes go live at 12.01am Pacific Time, which means they will be available to watch in the UK at 8.01am.

How many new episodes of Black Mirror are there in series 3 on Netflix?

Charlie Brooker has written six new episodes of Black Mirror for series 3, which should go live on Netflix simultaneously when the series launches.

Black Mirror series 3: Netflix episode guide

As usual, Black Mirror series 3 features a number of stand-alone episodes that each tell a different dark tale. Technology plays a key part in each episode’s plot, or as Netflix’s blurb puts it, the series ‘explores themes of contemporary techno-paranoia’.

There are six episodes in series 3 of Black Mirror, with a different cast and director for each. We already know the episode names, main cast and directors, which are as follows.

Black Mirror episode one: San Junipero. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis; directed by Owen Harris.

Black Mirror episode two: Shut Up and Dance. Starring Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther; directed by James Watkins.

Black Mirror episode three: Nosedive. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton; directed by Joe Wright.

Black Mirror episode four: Men Against Fire. Starring Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer; directed by Jakob Verbruggen.

Black Mirror episode five: Hated in the Nation. Starring Kelly MacDonald; directed by James Hawes.

Black Mirror episode six: Playtest. Starring Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen; directed by Dan Trachtenberg.

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