Netflix has posted a trailer for Black Mirror season 6, so set a reminder on the smartphone app that is secretly harvesting your private information and promoting it to an evil company: the Twilight Zone-style anthology collection will as soon as once more try and scare us with the darkish aspect of expertise in June.

To which I say… good luck? We’re already fairly scared.

Look, I’ve loved loads of Black Mirror episodes because the collection started airing in 2011, however rather a lot has modified since then. Frankly, rather a lot has modified since season 5 got here out in 2019. As of late, the concept of a bunch of satirical tales warning us in regards to the horrors of expertise simply feels a bit… quaint. We’re already experiencing loads of worry in terms of new tech, particularly with the current and sudden developments in AI which is already threatening to interchange people at their jobs and making us doubt each picture, video, and soundbyte we see on the web.

To not point out the heartbreak brought about when horny AI chatbots abruptly get lobotomized. The tech-fuelled dystopia? We’re already soaking in it!

That stated, I am nonetheless undoubtedly gonna watch the brand new Black Mirror. The collection has produced loads of good techno-yarns throughout its run, exhibiting the perils of gadgets that document each second of your life, the complexities of getting VR intercourse together with your gamer buddies, and the nightmarish considered John Hamm digitally imprisoning you in a toaster for eternity. The collection has made just a few strong predictions through the years, like militarized robotic canines, lifeless members of the family being replicated with AI, and naturally a main minister sticking his dick in a pig—although no less than on the show, he did it unwillingly.

Season 6, says creator Charlie Brooker, will characteristic “some loopy swings and extra selection than ever earlier than.” And the cast seems like a superb one, that includes actors like Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Rob Delaney, and Zazie Beetz. 

As for the precise varieties of expertise which might be set to break folks’s lives in season 6, that is a little bit more durable to glean from the trailer. Aaron Paul seems to be on an area station, Zazie Beetz is a laptop computer, and we additionally see a textual content message, a smartwatch, an old-timey dialup modem, and a few type of futuristic glowing pc server, however none of that offers a sign why, for instance, a girl repeatedly smashes one other girl’s face right into a show counter at a shoe retailer.

We’ll solely have to attend a month or so till we discover out. Season 6 of Black Mirror will air on Netflix in June, although a particular day so that you can binge all of the episodes without delay hasn’t been introduced but.