Black Mirror

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Name: Black Mirror
Creator: Charlie Brooker
Date(s): December 4, 2011 - present
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: U.K.
External Links: Black Mirror on Wikipedia
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Black Mirror is a British science-fiction anthology series that is known for its dark, often satirical plots. Its first two series (and the Christmas special) aired on Channel 4; series three and on are exclusively available on Netflix.

The creator, Charlie Brooker, says about the show: "Each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they're all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy."[1]

Black Mirror currently has six series and an interactive film called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, as well as a theme park attraction called Black Mirror: Labyrinth.


See List of Black Mirror Characters

Series 1

  • The National Anthem
  • Fifteen Million Merits
  • The Entire History of You

Series 2 and Christmas Special

  • Be Right Back
  • White Bear
  • The Waldo Moment
  • White Christmas

Series 3

Series 4

  • USS Callister
  • Arkangel
  • Crocodile
  • Hang the DJ
  • Metalhead
  • Black Museum

Series 5 and Interactive Film

  • Bandersnatch
  • Striking Vipers
  • Smithereens
  • Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too

Series 6

  • Joan Is Awful
  • Loch Henry
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Mazey Day
  • Demon 79


Though the show is critically acclaimed, the Black Mirror fandom is extremely small. As of the end of series three, its fandom was largely femslash.[2] This was due to the Emmy-award-winning episode San Junipero, which gave rise to the fandom OTP at the time, Kelly/Yorkie. Another notable femslash pairing is Blue Coulson/Karin Parke from "Hated in the Nation". Black Mirror has since become a predominantly slash fandom after the release of Bandersnatch, with the primary relationship becoming slash pairing Stefan Butler/Colin Ritman.[3] Black Mirror also provides half of a Kylux adjacent pairing, Ash Starmer from "Be Right Back", who is played by Domhnall Gleeson and frequently paired with Paterson from Paterson (2016).

Fanwork Examples




  1. ^ "Charlie Brooker: the dark side of our gadget addiction" on The 1 December 2011. (Accessed 18 September 2017)
  2. ^ "Black Mirror fandom tag". Archived from the original on 2018-02-12.
  3. ^ "Black Mirror fandom tag". Archived from the original on 2023-06-24.