To that finish, the outline for “Demon 79” does not embody references to know-how in any respect, however as a substitute notes that “a meek gross sales assistant is informed she should commit horrible acts to stop catastrophe” in 1979 Northern England. It is a plot that sounds a bit just like the plot of the 2001 Invoice Paxton film “Frailty,” if the angel in query was (possibly) Essiedu in a fab, furry getup. Additional proof: episode director Toby Haynes is thought for his work in fantasy and style storytelling — he is directed episodes of “Being Human,” “Physician Who,” and “Jonathan Unusual and Mr. Norrell” — as he’s for his work on sci-fi exhibits like “Andor.” All of this might imply nothing, however the convergence of the blood-red slasher movie titling and Charlie Brooker’s insistence that the brand new season will shake issues up in a giant means appears promising.
Brooker informed Tudum, “I started this season by intentionally upending a few of my very own core assumptions about what to anticipate.” He famous that, together with extra conventional “Black Mirror” fare, the brand new season additionally contains “just a few new components, together with some I’ve beforehand sworn blind the present would by no means do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is.”
New components like a foray into pure horror or fantasy, possibly? We’ll discover out when “Black Mirror” season 6 premieres on June 15, 2023 on Netflix.