‘Black Mirror’-style mock ad says season six has been released as reality

"Live Now, everywhere"

A mock Black Mirror advert has been circulating in Madrid, claiming season six is happening right now, in reality.

The campaign, created by Madrid-based creative ad agency Brother, took stock of creator Charlie Brooker’s suggestion that reality is currently feeling too much like a Black Mirror episode to be thinking about new seasons yet.

Mocked up on PhotoShop, the speculative advert (which Netflix has had no involvement with) reads: “Black Mirror 6th Season. Live Now, everywhere.”

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Brooker recently explained to Radio Times why there isn’t a season 6 of the dystopian anthology series on the horizon just yet. “I’ve been busy, doing things,” he began. “I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing.

“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 one of those.”

He added: “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

Brooker returned to television last month with a special episode of his show Weekly Wipe, now retitled Antiviral Wipe. On whether the writer could still make jokes about COVID-19 in light of the UK death toll, Brooker told NME: “We acknowledge that this is horrible, but equally, in any of the Wipe shows, there have been horrible things I’m having to talk about.”

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Brooker also responded when asked how people could turn things around when NME called 2020 “the worst year ever”. He said: “God, well it’s really going to have to pull its finger out.

“I guess the thing to make it not, would be we’d have to find a vaccine that tastes like chocolate and keeps you immune to this forever and hope for a giant, moonshot-like societal shift.”

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