Streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that the highly acclaimed anthology series “Black Mirror” will be coming back for its fifth season.
The news was announced by the video streaming company through Twitter, where it posted a very short teaser video that ends with a reference to the Season 2 episode “Be Right Back,” which starred Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson.
The teaser played the series’ recognizable tune and paid homage to the “Black Museum” episode, which was aired as part of Season 4 and included a reference to nearly every episode of the series.
Unfortunately, Netflix has yet to provide the details on when the fifth season of the popular series will return. The series has yet to begin its production for the fifth season, so it could take some time before it arrives.
Season 4 of the show, which was released at the end of last year, was already filming this time in 2017. This means that “Black Mirror” could skip 2018 and make its comeback in 2019.
If that happens, 2019 will be a year filled with the return of top-billed series, including the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” the third season of “True Detective,” and Season 3 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”
Netflix also did not give a hint as to how many episodes will be included in the upcoming fifth season of the show. Historically, “Black Mirror” has had very unusual episode orders. This is due to its origins as a series in United Kingdom’s Channel 4 production, where short orders are very common.
Both “Black Mirror’s” Season 1 and Season 2, which aired in 2011 and 2013, respectively, had only three episode each. In 2015, when Netflix purchased the series, it ordered 12 episodes which were split into two seasons of six episodes each.
“I think even a number seven would just do us in.” said series creator Charlie Brooker. “If it was seven, would our brains pop?”