Charlie Brooker is to give a talk ahead of an exclusive screening of three new episodes of Black Mirror at the London Film Festival in October.
The festival, which is in its 60th year and takes place from October 5-16 in the capital, will play host to a new series of events this year. Entitled ‘LFF Connects’, they will consist of a series of talks and screenings from the worlds of television, music, film and many more.
On October 6, Brooker will be giving a talk at the Curzon Cinema in Chelsea along with Black Mirror executive producer Annabel Jones. The discussion will focus on the new season of the dystopian series, which airs on Netflix on October 21.
Also present at the talk will be Joe Wright, who directed the upcoming episode ‘Nosedive’, which will be screened at the cinema along with two others episodes (in a double-bill format) once the talk has concluded.
Black Mirror explores the world of human nature within the digital age, with running themes of contemporary techno-paranoia throughout its episodes. The series, which first premiered on Channel 4 in 2011, has received an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a BAFTA.
It was recently picked up by Netflix after the streaming service outbid Channel 4. Brooker said of the move at the time: “Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that Black Mirror feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true.”