Thursday 19 September 2019

Charlie Brooker remains tight-lipped over Black Mirror season five

Producer Annabel Jones said fans should expect something completely different.

Charlie Brooker refused to reveal details of Black Mirror season five (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Charlie Brooker refused to reveal details of Black Mirror season five (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Alex Green, Press Association

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has sidestepped questions about the forthcoming fifth series of his hit Netflix show.

Speaking alongside producer Annabel Jones at the the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, Brooker said he understood fans’ frustration.

But the writer and broadcaster, 48, said revealing even the smallest detail could risk ruining entire episodes.

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Charlie Brooker refused to reveal anything of the new series (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Questioned over what he could say, he responded with only: “It’s coming. There’s some more. It’s coming soon.”

Jones said more, adding: “I’m going to be arrogant and say I think they are good. And they are all different from things we have done before.”

Brooker said the Netflix show’s anthology format made it difficult to discuss without potentially ruining entire episodes.

“This is the problem. It’s a really difficult show,” he said.

“I could sit here and tell you everything that happens but it would be rubbish. It would spoil it for everybody.

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Producer Annabel Jones also spoke at the festival in London (Isabel Infantes/PA)

“Isn’t it part of the fun that you get involved in the conversation?

“’Oh I didn’t like that one, that one was good and that one was a bit bleak – what the f*** was going on in that one?’ That’s half the fun.”

The pair also addressed their tendency to release series without warning.

Jones said: “We’re amateurs. We’re just disorganised.”

Brooker added: “It’s basically incompetence and laziness. We’re lazy.”

Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus appeared to hint she had taken part in filming for the upcoming series.

She told Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday that she had been recording in South Africa – where much of Black Mirror is filmed – during the Malibu wildfire that destroyed her house.

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