Forever in the pop culture history pages as one of the best horror anthology series ever created–right up there with Twilight Zone–Netflix’s Black Mirror probably isn’t going to drop a new season this year.
According to Radio Times, its creator Charlie Brooker is feeling a little empathy for the world’s population currently under attack from COVID-19 and isn’t concentrating on the series just yet.
“I’ve been busy doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing,” Brooker said. “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 any on of those [‘Black Mirror’ episodes]. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”
Black Mirror is going into its sixth series if new episodes are ever to surface. Last year the show featured standalone episodes starring Miley Cyrus, Topher Grace, and other high-profile stars as they navigate through a world of tech hazards.
The lauded series has won several Emmy Awards and is eligible for another one this year for the episode titled Smithereens.