We are, as always, looking very forward to the next season of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, and today brings an interesting update on the show's next batch of episodes: according to Bloomberg, one of them will be a Choose Your Own Adventure-style thing.
Details on how this will work remain sketchy at the time of this writing, but it's probably safe to assume it'll involve viewers navigating a branching narrative with their remotes or tablets, as was the case with HBO and Steven Soderbergh's Mosaic. Bloomberg also mentions this is just one of several Choose Your Own Adventure-style pieces of programming headed to Netflix, with several other pieces of "interactive entertainment" being planned for as early as "before the end of the year."
That's mildly interesting in and of itself, we guess, but perhaps far moreso when used in conjunction with Black Mirror, a series that has long been known for its bleak, often horrifying endings. Will viewers be able to navigate their way to a "happy" conclusion? Will the tech itself play a role in the narrative? Maybe we're living in a Black Mirror episode even as we speak, and this entire thing is just an elaborate ruse to collect data on the kind of people who'd willfully attempt to punish fictional characters inside a TV show.
Anyhoo, nothing further to report at this time - up to and including when the next season of Black Mirror hits Netflix - but rest assured we'll be keeping you informed as further updates roll in. Stay tuned for that, gang.