Netflix's next Black Mirror may let you choose your preferred dystopian horror

02 October, 2018, 20:47 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Netflix to let viewers choose endings of shows like ‘Black Mirror

The caveat to the Netflix news is that, while nearly all smartphones work with this type of content, only certain TVs and streaming players are compatible with Netflix's interactive adventures - Chromecast and Apple TV do not, for example.

An source told Bloomberg that the interactive episode will be part of the fifth series of Black Mirror when it returns to the streaming service in December.

British TV series Black Mirror is known for the mindbending twists and turns that feature in every episode.

"Choose Your Own Adventure" movies are nothing new. Now, Bloomberg is reporting this choose-your-own-adventure storytelling is close to launch, and it's kicking-off with an upcoming episode of Netflix's sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror.

You've heard of Netflix and chill; now it's time to Netflix and choose your own adventure.


Netflix upended the business model of television by delivering new episodes of a season all at once - letting viewers watch shows on-demand rather than live. (Nothing like binging some psychologically-scarring television around the holidays!) But the real news is that in one episode from the new season, viewers will be able to interact with the story and make decisions to determine the ending. Whereas last year's shows were meant for children, Netflix's latest work is being developed for a more mature audience.

Netflix has been thinking a lot about the future of media and how engaged its viewers will or won't be with its content.

However, most episodes show the underlying conflict between applying human consciousness and technology-assisted automated living.

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 always been known for its bleak, often horrifying endings.

The Los Gatos, California-based company is developing specials that will let its users decide the next storyline, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.

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