Netflix have unveiled two new images from the upcoming fourth season of dystopian tech-horror anthology series Black Mirror.
Following on the heels of a teaser trailer in August which featured brief clips from each of the six episodes as well as their titles: ‘Crocodile’, ‘ArkAngel’, ‘Hang the DJ’, ‘USS Callister’, ‘Metalhead’, and ‘Black Museum’, the two images are from ‘USS Callister’ and ‘ArkAngel’ – the former being a parody of the original Star Trek series.
The first image from ‘USS Callister’ – Written by Charlie Brooker & William Bridge and directed by Toby Haynes - sees Jesse Plemmons in the captain’s chair of a spaceship flanked by his fellow crew members and what appears to be a blue-faced alien. As the initial teaser showed, their ship appeared to be under attack by an alien force of some kind which emitted a blue light, so clearly the image comes from happier times for the crew.
The second image from ‘ArkAngel’ – written by Charlie Brooker and directed by Jodie Foster - shows a concerned mother looking on as a doctor implants something into her daughter’s head – which is very reminiscent of season one episode The Entire History of You which had technology embedded behind the user’s ear that allowed them to access and replay their memories.
Netflix have yet to confirm a release date for Black Mirror Season Four but with promotional material ramping up, it shouldn’t be too far away.