.a jorb well done. (rakugaking) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
.a jorb well done.


Reposting story details for this season :

Episode 1 - San Junipero
Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis
Directed by Owen Harris
Written by Charlie Brooker

- Set in the '80s, two women visit a beach town known for "sun, surf, and sex"
- Charlie Brooker describes it as "an ‘80s coming-of-age drama with a Black Mirror undertow"
- This episode is also Brooker's cheeky response to fans of the series that were afraid it'd become "Americanized", so he specifically set this episode in California

(It was confirmed the love story *IS* between Gugu and Mackenzie's characters, rejoice!)

Episode 2 - Shut Up and Dance
Starring Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther
Directed by James Watkins
Written by William Bridges

- Set in present day much like "The National Anthem" w/o overly scifi-elements, but described as "the most grounded" of these stories
- A withdrawn 19 year old (Alex Lawther) finds himself caught in an online trap and is forced into an uneasy alliance with a man (Jerome Flynn) who both find themselves at the mercy of persons unknown
- Brooker describes it as "a kitchen sink nightmarish thriller"

Episode 3 - Nosedive
Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton
Directed by Joe Wright
Written by Rashida Jones and Michael Schur

- An insecure office worker (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives in a world in which everyone obsessively ranks and rates every tiny social interaction. She thinks she finally may have found a way to rank alongside her friend (Alice Eve), who’s one of society’s elites.
- Brooker describes it as one of the most unusual episode he's done "Each episode this season is a different genre; this one is a social satire," Brooker says. "It’s got a creepy serenity to it and won’t be what people expect."

Episode 4 - Men Against Fire
Starring Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer
Directed by Jakob Verbruggen
Written by Charlie Brooker

- Set in a post-war future
- Two soldiers (Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer) are posted overseas, tasked with protecting a frightened village against horrific mutant creatures. They hope the new military technology given to them can help turn the tide
- Brooker says "It stemmed slightly from thinking about drone attacks and how technology is alternating the face of warfare, but it’s not about drones,"
- "It’s a horror thriller, almost like The Walking Dead."

Episode 5 - Hated in the Nation
Starring Kelly MacDonald
Directed by James Hawes
Written by Charlie Brooker

- Show's first ever 90-min episode
- Inspired by Scandi-Noir thrillers like The Killing and Borgen
- A police detective (Kelly MacDonald) and her geeky young sidekick investigate grisly murders that have sinister ties with social media
- Brooker teases, "It deals with online rage. It starts out like a stylish standard police procedural, then takes a bizarre turn."

Episode 6 - Playtest
Starring Wyatt Russel and Hannah John-Kamen
Directed and written by Dan Trachtenberg

- A thrill-seeking globetrotter (Wyatt Russell) visits Britain, hooks up with a woman (Hannah John-Kamen) and tests the latest in video game technology "a device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying."
- Brooker previously worked as a gaming journalist and this is him revisiting that world
- Brooker praises Trachtenberg saying, "Dan is fantastic at creating suspenseful and tense mood; this is our Evil Dead 2."
The Future is bright. Season 3 of BLACK MIRROR will premiere on Netflix on Oct 21, 2016

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