According to Deadline, 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg has signed on to direct an episode of Netflix's upcoming Black Mirror reboot. This is excellent news.
If you're somehow unfamiliar with the series (which, quite frankly, you shouldn't be, considering all the chatter we've done about it around here) Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is the rightful heir to the Twilight Zone throne. Each episode takes place in the not-too-distant future, where various social advancements and tech-y inventions lead to a number of moral dilemmas and blackly comic tragedies. There's a twist at the end of every episode, and more often than not it's an unsettling twist. It's awesome and you should go watch all the original episodes on Netflix right now.
Furthermore, I submit to you that Dan Trachtenberg - who just knocked it out of the park with the very twist-y 10 Cloverfield Lane - will be an excellent fit in this world. He joins previously-announced directors Joe Wright and Jakob Verbruggen, both of whom will also be directing episodes. That leaves nine episodes unaccounted for, and I'm thrilled to find out who else Brooker can rope into this thing. Could we get an Edgar Wright episode? How about a Ben Wheatley ep? What's Cary Fukunaga doing next week? Netflix should look into that.
New Black Mirror episodes will arrive on Netflix...well, we're not sure, but it's not soon enough. Stay tuned.