Joe Wright to direct ‘Black Mirror’ episode for new Netflix series

Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve will also star in the new episode

British director Joe Wright has been confirmed to direct an episode of the forthcoming Black Mirror series for Netflix.

According to Deadline, Wright – who directed Pride and Prejudice and Atonement – has been brought on board as part of the show’s new international remit. Actresses Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) and Alice Eve have also been confirmed to star in the episode.

Black Mirror was the hugely successful series that explored the world of human nature within the digital age. In the new series for Netflix, the themes of contemporary techno-paranoia are continued.

The series, which first premièred on Channel 4 in 2011 and aired for two seasons, has received an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a BAFTA.

Netflix have commissioned 12 new episodes of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, following rumours in September that Black Mirror was moving to Netflix , the streaming giant went on to confirm that Brooker had starting writing the new episodes .

The new episodes will premiere on Netflix in all territories except the UK and Ireland, where Netflix says “plans are still being determined”. Previous series of Black Mirror debuted on Channel 4 and it has been rumoured that the channel has negotiated a special deal to show the new episodes first in the UK.

“It’s all very exciting – a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable,” Brooker said in a statement. “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.”

Seven episodes of Black Mirror have been made to date: two series of three episodes apiece, plus a Christmas special starring Jon Hamm and Rafe Spall that aired on Channel 4 last December.

In Black Mirror‘s infamous first episode, a fictional Prime Minister (played by Rory Kinnear) was forced to have sex with a pig in order to secure the safe release of a kidnapped Princess Susannah, Duchess of Beaumont (Lydia Wilson). In the light of newspaper headlines, Brooker denied denied having prior knowledge of the allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron put a private part of his anatomy in the mouth of a dead pig while at university.