Black Mirror cast announced for season 6

A new cast has signed on for the next season of Black Mirror. diversity can reveal.

Prepared for its long-awaited return, Netflix’s hit anthology series has lined up an all-star cast for Season 6. The show is believed to be in production now.

Sources indicate that the new faces joining the show are Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan. This casting specifically spans three episodes, and it’s understood more actors will join for more episodes of the show.

diversity first revealed that a new season of the dystopian drama was in the works back in May. Specific story details are still under wraps, but Season 6 will have more episodes than Season 5, which only consisted of three episodes and starred Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus played.

Beetz is best known for starring as Van in FX’s Atlanta alongside Donald Glover and LaKeith Stanfield, while Essiedu has appeared in Sky’s Gangs of London and The Lazarus Project. Hartnett made a splash with Sky Atlantic’s The Fear Index last year and will also star in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

Breaking Bad star Paul appears as Caleb Nichols in the final season of HBO’s Westworld, while Mara starred in Sundance Film Festival favorite Call Jane.

Elsewhere, Ramirez has recently starred in Top Gun: Maverick and Stars at Noon and will next star in the film Look Both Ways, while Danish actor Rugaard helmed Sky series The Rising. Thornton played Lucy Damon on the NBC tearjerker This Is Us and Vasan broke through with Channel 4 and Peacock’s punk rock comedy We Are Lady Parts.

Strong casting has always played a crucial role in Black Mirror, serving as a launching pad for various actors over the past five seasons of the show.

Notable appearances include Alex Lawther (“The End of the F***ing World”), who played a teenager blackmailed into dirty acts by a hacker in Season 3 (2016), episode “Shut Up and Dance”. became; Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who played a simulated reality elderly couple in the award-winning Season 3 episode “San Junipero”; Andrew Scott as the rideshare driver who takes a tech company intern hostage in the Season 5 (2019) episode “Smithereens”; Cristin Milioti as a mysterious new hire aboard a spaceship in Season 4 (2017), episode “USS Callister”; and Joe Cole and Georgina Campbell as a couple trying to be together despite a dating app dictating the length of their relationship in season 4’s “Hang the DJ.”

It’s been three years since Black Mirror Season 5 premiered on Netflix in June 2019. The upcoming season is the first to come since creator Charlie Brooker and creative partner Annabel Jones left their Endemol-backed production company House of Tomorrow Shine Group in January 2020 and opened a shop under the new production banner Broke and Bones. Netflix soon invested in the company through a mega deal worth up to $100 million.

The show’s future was in question for some time as the rights to Black Mirror remained with Endemol Shine, which was acquired by Banijay Group in 2018. However, a deal was eventually negotiated that allowed Banijay to license the show to Netflix.

Black Mirror started out on UK broadcaster Channel 4, where it aired for two seasons before moving to the streaming giant and gaining a more global profile.

Netflix declined to comment on this story.

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