Cue the Twilight Zone theme now. As if the world wasn’t full of enough WTF moments, Netflix has revealed that season 6 of the popular anthology series Black Mirror is happening right now, and you’re living in it.
The completely meta ad has shown up on bus stops throughout Spain. Instagrammer brothermadrid spied one of the ads and posted it to his feed.
“Black Mirror: 6th Season. Live Now, everywhere,” reads the ominous message overlaid onto a giant mirror.
Although this is a brilliant gimmick, we can’t help but feel it’s more than just the work of Netflix’s genius PR department. With coronavirus, killer hornets, incendiary race relations, and an American president who is a former reality star, we seem to be making our own real-time interactive episode.
Creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker says he isn’t working on a scripted season 6 because he doesn’t know, “what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on any of those Black Mirror episodes.”
Yes, Chuck, you can extend your deadline, 2020 is definitely a standalone episode that’s writing itself.