It is time to dive back into the twisted depths of Black Mirror. The beloved anthology series by Charlie Brooker is finally returning for a sixth season that Netflix says will be completely unpredictable. Not that any of the previous seasons lacked any shocking moments or plot twists, of course. The Black Mirror season six trailer gives us a nuanced glimpse into the action and shares the show’s release date.

Black Mirror Trailer and Release Date

Well, that’s quite the ride. Based on this Black Mirror season six trailer, we can already see a number of implosions in the future of these main characters. From psychological terrors in space to literal demonic possessions, we feel like there aren’t many happy endings coming for us. But that’s not really why we watch Black Mirror or are tuning in for its six season, we suppose. The trailer also shares that Black Mirror season six will officially release on June 15.

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Season six’s cast includes Aaron Paul, Ben Barnes, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Zazie Beetz, among many others. In addition, Black Mirror has now revealed more information about the stories our favorite faces will star in. Check out the titles and summaries of Black Mirror season six’s five new episodes below.

Black Mirror Episode Title, Summaries, and Stars


“Joan Is Awful”

An average woman is stunned to discover a global streaming platform has launched a prestige TV drama adaptation of her life — in which she is portrayed by Hollywood A-lister Salma Hayek Pinault.

Directed by: Ally Pankiw
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Annie Murphy, Salma Hayek Pinault, Michael Cera, Himesh Patel, Rob Delaney, Ben Barnes 

“Loch Henry”

A young couple travel to a sleepy Scottish town to start work on a genteel nature documentary – but find themselves drawn to a juicy local story involving shocking events of the past.

Directed by: Sam Miller
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Samuel Blenkin, Myha’la Herrold, Daniel Portman, John Hannah, Monica Dolan

“Beyond the Sea”

In an alternative 1969, two men on a perilous high-tech mission wrestle with the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy.

Directed by: John Crowley
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring:  Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Auden Thornton, Rory Culkin

“Mazey Day”

A troubled starlet is dogged by invasive paparazzi while dealing with the consequences of a hit-and-run incident.

Directed by: Uta Briesewitz
Written by: Charlie Brooker
Starring: Zazie Beetz, Clara Rugaard, Danny Ramirez

“Demon 79”

Northern England, 1979. A meek sales assistant is told she must commit terrible acts to prevent disaster.

Directed by: Toby Haynes
Written by: Charlie Brooker and Bisha K. Ali
Starring: Anjana Vasan, Paapa Essiedu, Katherine Rose Morley, David Shields

As mentioned, Black Mirror will make its triumphant return to Netflix on June 15, and, after seeing that trailer, we can’t wait to see what wild stories this season has in store.


Originally published on April 26, 2023.