Coronavirus: “Black Mirror” Creator Thinks the World is Not Ready for a New Season

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The creator of “Black Mirror thinks the world is not ready for a new season considering the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a real threat to the world.

“Black Mirror” is one of the most popular shows on Netflix. But, can the world handle a viral pandemic and terror of a sci-fi series? Currently, “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker thinks the world is not ready for a new season of “Black Mirror”.

Recently, Brooker was asked by Radio Times about Season 6. The news outlet reports Brooker said, “he’s not sure if audiences could stomach another season at the moment.”

“I’ve been busy doing things. I don’t know what I can say about what I’m doing and not doing,” Brooker said. “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 any one of those [‘Black Mirror’ episodes]. I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

The latest episodes of “Black Mirror” featured high profile actors, including Miley Cyrus. “Black Mirror” has won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie for three years in a row. The show will currently compete for the 2020 Emmys with the episode “Smithereens,” which features Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”).

Brooker is the creative mastermind behind “Black Mirror” since the show debuted on Channel 4 in December 2011. The creator is still working as the show’s showrunner with Annabel Jones. Brooker did not say too much about the future of the series other than telling news outlets, “I don’t think there’s anything to stop us. We could do one-offs, we could do an ongoing story, we could do spin-offs.”

In other news, background actors are at risk of not returning to the film industry once the Coronavirus related Hollywood shutdown is lifted.

According to a new report by Deadline, background extras, whose job is to make scenes more realistic, may not return once productions start filming. Many recommendations for safety protocols during the Coronavirus pandemic were released. Nearly the common denominator among all of the recommendation lists is to get rid of large crowd scenes of background extras, or replacing extras with crew members on set. Necessarily, the new safety sets are only to have essential staff working on set.

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