Despite the fact that the entire episodes of Black Mirror are largely self-contained, a slight connectivity will be seen throughout the seasons. This got here to a head with season 4’s “Black Museum,” an episode that appeared to behave like a collection finale when it happened in a spot crammed with shows about all of the earlier episodes. One of many parts that has recurred in Black Mirror throughout extra than simply that episode is one followers will acknowledge is the “White Bear” image. Beforehand seen solely in season 2, episode 5, the image would show up not solely in season 3’s “Playtest” however the function size interactive film “Bandersnatch.” Now it is being teased for the upcoming season 6.

Earlier at this time Netflix premiered the official episode titles and descriptions for the upcoming Black Mirror season 6. Within the video asserting these titles, the finale of the season displayed a well-recognized image. Every of the brand new episode titles show a quick tableau of the characters that can seem, and a snippet of sound to tease its contents. The final episode, titled “Demon ’79,” opens as much as show a photograph from the episode that clearly reveals the White Bear image’s return (albeit it seems inverted).

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker co-wrote this episode with Ms. Marvel head author Bisha Okay. Ali, which is described as follows: “Demon ’79 takes place in northern England in 1979, where a meek gross sales assistant is advised she should commit horrible acts to forestall catastrophe.” Anjana Vasan, Paapa Essiedu, Katherine Rose Morley, and David Shields star within the episode which is directed by Toby Haynes.


When the image is launched in “White Bear,” it is that means is not absolutely defined. Within the episode, a girl is being pursued by masked vigilantes, all whereas onlookers watch her and report the chase with their telephones. The image not solely seems on her assailants masks, but in addition seems on screens and makes an enormous look within the finale. It is later revealed that the younger girl beforehand dedicated an terrible crime along with her boyfriend, along with her punishment being torment on the White Bear Justice Park where folks will pay to look at her undergo.

The usage of the White Bear image in “Bandersnatch” nevertheless has a transparent that means, representing the a number of pathways that one can take whereas watching the movie or within the game-within-the-movie that is determined by participant alternative. Figuring out its place in bigger Black Mirror lore, the truth that it is being intentionally teased but once more for an upcoming episode could be very thrilling for longtime followers.

So far as the recurring nature of the image, generally it is not all the time deliberate. Talking in a earlier interview in regards to the overwhelming use of the White Bear image in Bandersnatch, the collection’ creator stated:

“Effectively, that was a cheerful accident, in that, within the early levels of discussing how we do that – once we have been mapping it out within the very early levels – we have been drawing a flowchart on the white board and I seen the drawings to the trail splitting into two separate issues,” Brooker advised TheWrap. “So we thought, ‘Oh, my God! That is the image of ‘White Bear’! So we gotta use that.’ After which we leaned closely into that…There’s a second where he sees it and goes, ‘Oh, my God.’ In order that felt like destiny.”