'Black Mirror' May Be Planning A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Episode

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That's mildly interesting in and of itself, we guess, but perhaps far moreso when used in conjunction with Black Mirror, a series that has always been known for its bleak, often horrifying endings. Bloomberg also mentions this is just one of several Choose Your Own Adventure-style pieces of programming headed to Netflix, with several other pieces of "interactive entertainment" being planned for as early as "before the end of the year".

You've heard of Netflix and chill; now it's time to Netflix and choose your own adventure. There are a dozen or so choices like these throughout the special, perhaps offering a hint at how the streaming service will handle the feature in future interactive content not geared toward children.

Netflix will be bringing an interactive element to one episode of Black Mirror next season according to a report from Bloomberg and confirmation from The Hollywood Reporter.




Per Bloomberg, Black Mirror's fifth season is expected to drop in December. Will adult viewers be ready to indulge in the choose-your-own-adventure storylines, or will they choose to watch what is given to them without participation? There are no details on the episode that will use the mechanic, but it's fitting that it should be Black Mirror.

Among Netflix's main competitors, HBO beat the streaming giant to prestige interactive television a year ago with Mosaic, an interactive murder mystery by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. As to what they might involve, sources tell the site that at least two project are centred around video games, but the streaming company has no plans to release any games of its own. It's certainly attention-grabbing, and I could see the concept working on an extremely meta-level with Black Mirror.

But it's definitely new for Netflix and modern TV in general. At this point, it doesn't really matter since fans are more than likely excited that the show is coming back sooner than later.

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