'Black Mirror' season 6: When is it on TV? Who is starring in it?

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Paapa Essiedu, Aaron Paul and Kate Mara are all taking part in Black Mirror 6. (Getty)
Paapa Essiedu, Aaron Paul and Kate Mara are all taking part in Black Mirror 6. (Getty)

Black Mirror is making its way back to TV after a lengthy break, with a star-studded cast already lining up.

The dystopian tech-themed anthology by Charlie Brooker originally aired on Channel 4, but made the move to Netflix back in series three.

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Now, the streaming service has greenlit series six - here's everything we know so far.

When is Black Mirror season 6 on TV?

As yet, no premiere date has been announced for the new season, although Netflix has confirmed it is definitely going ahead.

The last season of Black Mirror aired way back in 2019, so fans have had a long wait for new episodes.

What will happen in Black Mirror season 6?

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Charlie Brooker attends a performance of
Charlie Brooker has hinted at what the new series might involve. Getty Images)

The anthology series changes story and cast for every episode, so at the moment there are no details on what the new set of stories will be about.

What we do know is that Black Mirror always uses the world being saturated by tech, leading to some strange and often uncontrollable situations, as its jumping off point.

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In the early pandemic days of 2020, Brooker told the Radio Times that he thought he and his fans had all lost their appetite for stories about communities falling apart, so it will be interesting to see how the last couple of years have affected the tone of the show.

He said: "At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

This season is said to be longer than season five, which contained just three episodes.

Who is starring in Black Mirror season 6?

SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, ITALY - JUNE 12: Josh Hartnett attends the Filming Italy 2022 photocall on June 12, 2022 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli / Getty Images)
Josh Hartnett is in the series 6 cast. (Getty Images)

Some of the cast have already been confirmed for the new season, and as ever, the popular series has drawn in some big names.

Fans can expect to see Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Josh Hartnett (The Fear Index), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Kate Mara (A Teacher), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), Clara Rugaard (The Rising), Auden Thornton (This Is Us) and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts).

The cast are expected mainly to feature across the first three episodes, so keep checking back for further line up news.

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