‘Black Mirror’ creator Charlie Brooker thinks the world’s too dark for new episodes right now
The world is on edge right now and most people would probably say now is not the time for more episodes of dystopian sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror to make us feel worse. Series creator Charlie Brooker actually agrees. “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," Brooker told The Radio Times when asked about another season. "I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
If you weren't aware Brooker had a funny bone, before Black Mirror, he wrote for many UK television comedies, albeit dark ones, and often worked with the great Chris Morris. Brooker wrote for the infamous 2001 "Paedogeddon!" episode of Morris' tabloid news parody Brass Eye (that a lot of people didn't realize was a joke), and together they created 2005 series Nathan Barley, a very pointed satire of mid-'00s hipster culture. (You can watch Brass Eye and Nathan Barley on YouTube.) He also created 2008 darkly comic horror series Dead Set, about a contestants and production staff on a fictional season of Big Brother during a zombie outbreak (you can watch that on Netflix).
If you need some TV that won't make you feel worse, we've got some suggestions.