Netflix Planning Black Mirror Choose Your Own Adventure

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According to Bloomberg, the next lot of episodes will be hitting Netflix this December - perhaps in a similar move to Season 4, which dropped in full on 29 December previous year. Essentially, users will be able to choose what happens to their characters before they inescapably get trapped in some sort of dystopian world.

In June of this year, TechRadar broke the news that Netflix had partnered with Telltale Games to bring an adaptation of its popular Minecraft Story Mode game to Netflix's Choose Your Own Adventure formula. The service is developing “a slate of specials”, including an episode of Black Mirror and movies.

Per Bloomberg, Black Mirror's fifth season is expected to drop in December.

Charlie Brooker initially created Black Mirror in 2011 for Channel 4. 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".

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"The time is right for interactive TV to become a mainstream experience", he said. You won't even have to get in the director's chair or set foot in the writer's room to have total control over the storyline.

Netflix has played around with interactive storytelling in animated kids shows, such as the streamer's Puss in Boots where the viewer can choose whether the feline fights a god or a tree, for example.

One of the season 5 episodes will allow viewers to choose-their-own-adventure.

Among Netflix's main competitors, HBO beat the streaming giant to prestige interactive television previous year with Mosaic, an interactive murder mystery by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. If Bloombergs report is accurate, we can expect an official announcement within a month or two.

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