The Netflix dystopian anthology returned for a fourth season in late December, with six new episodes arriving on the streaming service.
- Spoilers follow…
The third episode of the new season, titled ‘Crocodile’, features a driverless pizza delivery van in its central narrative, the invention of which starts off a chain of events that eventually leads to several deaths.
Now, just weeks after the episode’s release, Pizza Hut has announced that it is partnering with Toyota to launch its own driverless delivery vehicles. According to reports, the company hopes to introduce the technology by 2020.
It wasn’t long before Black Mirror fans noticed that the show’s prediction had come true.
One Twitter user replied to Pizza Hut’s announcement tweet: “I liked the ‘Crocodile’ episode too, but not nearly as much as you did!”
The Black Mirror Twitter account has since responded to the news, tweeting: “We know how this goes.”
Speaking last year, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker said that that if any events depicted in the new episodes came true then “the world is really fucked”.
In 2015, Brooker denied having prior knowledge of allegations that David Cameron put his penis in the mouth of a dead pig while at university.
Brooker spoke out about the alleged incident, which came to light as part of a book written by the Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft, as it closely mirrors an episode of his TV show in which a fictional prime minister is forced to have sex with a pig. The episode, titled ‘The National Anthem’, aired on Channel 4 in 2011.
Brooker tweeted about the similarities at the time, writing: “Just to clear it up: nope, I’d never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out.”