Black Mirror Season 5 May Include an 'Interactive' Episode

Black Mirror Season 5 May Include an 'Interactive' Episode

Black Mirror Season 5 May Include an 'Interactive' Episode

The interactive option is something Netflix has experimented with for some children's programming, but this marks the first foray into adult programming, and Black Mirror is really the flawless type of show to incorporate this.

That's right, get ready for the return of Black Mirror this December. There's still no official announcement on when Black Mirror is returning for another batch of "technology is good, but it's also bad" episodes, but according to a report from Bloomberg, it will probably be before the end of the year.

An intriguing new Bloomberg report claims that Netflix will, by the end of 2018, introduce new iterations of some live-action shows - starting with the latest season of the dystopian anthology series Black Mirror - that will include the ability for viewers to decide how the story ends. Writers and producers are still determining how the extra demands affect their pay, among other matters. Black Mirror lends itself to that type of idea really well, so it will be very interesting to see how they pull it off. Black Mirror first aired on BBC before making the transition to Netflix.

European powers back Iran deal ahead of United Nations summit
The war of words between Washington and Tehran has intensified since Trump tore up the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May. Iran has said it is a victim of terrorism rather than a perpetrator.

"We are putting viewers in the driver's seat", Netflix's director of product innovation, Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, told Variety a year ago. Consumer experience is paramount at Netflix, which employs executives who test everything from the quality of mobile networks in Mumbai to Brazilians' preferences for subtitles versus dubbing.

Netflix is a good avenue through which to explore how well interactive TV can work for consumers.

Though details about the episode are scarce, Black Mirror viewers will reportedly be able to influence the storyline of the installment. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the longer version of "Mosaic" was available in a separate app. The widespread availability of high-speed internet, the prevalence of touch screens and interactive games have all laid the groundwork for shows that ask the viewer to engage.

Related news