As if the real world isn't scary enough, here comes the next season of Charlie Brooker's acclaimed dystopian not-too-distant-future sci-fi anthology series, Black Mirror. While the exact release date hasn't been revealed, it will be out via Netflix before the end of 2017. They've just released the Season 4 teaser trailer, which offers glimpses of the six episodes, all of which were written or co-written by Brooker.

Among them: "Arkangel" which was directed by Jodie Foster: the Smiths-referencing "Hang the DJ" which was directed by HBO vet Tim Van Patten (Sopranos, Deadwood, Game of Thrones); the black-and-white "Metalhead" featuring a scary robot and directed by David Slade (Hannibal, American Gods); a Star Trek-looking episode titled "USS Callister" starring Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights, Fargo S2); and "Crocodile" which was directed by Nick Cave collaborator John Hillcoat.

Watch the teaser, and check out the full list of episode titles (and some details) below.



"Arkangel," directed by Jodie Foster, written by Charlie Brooker, starring Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding, and Owen Teague.

"Hang the DJ," directed by Tim Van Patten, written by Brooker, starring Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, and George Blagden.

"Metalhead," directed by David Slade, written by Brooker, starring Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, and Clint Dyer.

"USS Callister," directed by Toby Haynes, written by Brooker and William Bridges, starring Jesse Plemons, Cristin Millioti, Jimmi Simpson, and Michaela Coel.

"Crocodile," directed by John Hillcoat, written by Brooker, starring Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar.

"Black Museum," directed by Colm McCarthy, written by Brooker, starring Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, and Babs Olusanmokun.

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