Channel 4 greenlights new Charlie Brooker drama

News Simon Brew 20 May 2011 - 07:11

Remember the joys of Dead Set? Well, Charlie Brooker is being let loose on a brand new comedy drama…

Channel 4 has announced some fine news, as it's revealed that it's commissioned Charlie Brooker's new three-part mini-series by the name of Black Mirror.

The show, whose episodes will be an hour apiece, is described as "a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales Of The Unexpected", and each episode will be standalone.

In the words of the man himself, "Growing up, I always loved The Twilight Zone and shows of that ilk. Black Mirror won't be anything like those, but on the other hand, it's closer to them than, say, Downton Abbey. It combines satire, technology, absurdity, and a pinch of surprise, and it all takes place in a world you almost - almost - totally recognise. It changes each week - like the weather, but hopefully about 2000 times more entertaining. If you don't like it, you will be beaten about the face and neck by Channel 4 executives."

Yikes.

Black Mirror will be screened later this year.

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