For a series deeply invested in being innovative and futuristic, Black Mirror seems to have lost its sense of imagination. The highly-anticipated fifth season of Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi anthology follows the December release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an interactive film in which viewers are active participants in the development of the storyline. Black Mirror Season 5 marks both a return to the show’s standard format and also a notable decline in quality.
Carly Chaikin assured fans that they will be pleased with the final season, noting that she texted Sam Esmail to ask how he came up with extraordinary aspects of the scripts. Despite multiple viewer requests for spoilers, Carly did not reveal any information about events or developments to come. Shooting for Season 4 will begin in approximately two and a half weeks.