New Episode of Black Mirror Will Let Viewers Choose Their Own Adventure
Netflix's Black Mirror is known for its dark, perplexing, and often straight-up depressing content. The way it portrays the dangers of technology is fresh and painfully true, with each episode seemingly more ahead of its time than the last. So, it would only make sense that the next season will be even more high-tech.
As Bloomberg reports, an upcoming episode of Black Mirror is set to allow viewers to pick their own storyline in the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" style, through a special effects feature. The viewer-involved option will have a video game controller icon on the thumbnail to indicate the interactive choice.
While this seems like a pretty innovative way to shake things up in the already complicated world of Black Mirror, many have taken to social media to share their doubts about the feature.
Am I alone in categorically not wanting this? I want someone to give me a story. And if I've watched this, I'd have to watch it again until I'd seen the other outcomes. In which case make several versions and just let me watch them. https://t.co/oSJA3rNJQF
— Curious Iguana (@curiousiguana) October 1, 2018
Netflix planning to make Black Mirror slightly interactive in a choose-your-own-adventure way doesn't feel too positive for me, but I'm not sure why. Can anyone ground me if that's just "things are good as they are, don't change them"-goggles? https://t.co/1CHo7p3GMc via @luxury
— Jannis Tenbrink (@the_jannis) October 2, 2018
This isn't the first time Netflix has implemented the interactive feature; it's previously been utilized with children's shows Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, and Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout.
Black Mirror is expected to return with its fifth season this December.