How seriously? They want to let you choose how the show ends.
The fourth season of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix at the end of 2017 with six all-new episodes and a finale that almost felt like an ending to the entire series. Essentially, users will be able to choose what happens to their characters before they inescapably get trapped in some sort of dystopian world. The hope is to "blend elements of video games with traditional television", and that could certainly appeal to many viewers. This is Black Mirror, after all, and it isn't known for its positive outlook on the future of humanity's relationship with technology. At the very least, it's not like Black Mirror needs a gimmick to stay popular, so I'm curious to see what the show does with it.
"Choose Your Own Adventure" movies are nothing new.
Of all the shows to go the choose-your-own-adventure route first, it makes sense for Black Mirror to give it a shot, giving viewers a chance to decide how a story pans out using Netflix's technology.
The interactive children's programming was rolled out to test the waters for adults, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
What do you think of this becoming a bigger part of Netflix down the line?
Season 5 of Black Mirror is expected to premiere via Netflix later on this year in December. Last year, the company experimented with an interactive experience that allowed viewers to choose between branching narratives.
Black Mirror is one of the most interesting TV shows in recent memory.
The first may be in "Black Mirror" itself.
We already know that Netflix would be bringing Minecraft: Story Mode to its service before the end of the year, in conjunction with the recently shuttered Telltale games, though this likely isn't one of the projects Bloomberg's sources are talking about.