It’s here! Can you actually believe it. After a lot of teasing that a Black Mirror event was coming soon, we were patiently waiting for more news. There was speculation that the fifth season for the series will be coming soon. There was also a theory that the next installment will be a feature movie released on Netflix. While all these ideas were gaining momentum, the Black Mirror producers prepared to drop the surprise on us. The huge trailer surprise for Black Mirror Bandersnatch that released on Netflix. What’s more exciting is that the release date is for today. That was not even too long. Just one day.
Netflix Releases Bandersnatch Trailer
You got to appreciate Black Mirror and Netflix for their spontaneity. After teasing the fans for months, MONTHS! They suddenly dropped the trailer on us. And not for next month’s release. And not just for an episode. A whole feature film. Titled Bandersnatch. Everyone thought that Bandersnatch was an episode in the upcoming season 5.
The trailer features Fionn Whitehead as Stefan. A struggling video game designer in 1984. He is developing a game that is based on a fantasy novel titled, Bandersnatch. We get an introduction to the Hit Factory-where all the future hits will come out. Stefan introduces his game Bandersnatch which is based on a book of the same name written by John F. Davies. Stefan calls him a genius. Will Poulter plays Colin Ritman who tells Stefan that he needs to delve into madness if he wants his game to be exceptional. From there on, we see Stefan take a surreal step between reality and imagination.
Throwback to Season 4
Many fans have reported that the trailer has a lot of clues and Easter eggs that reference previous season and episodes. Namely, Nosedive from Season 4, Episode 1 and Metalhead and Season 4, Episode 5.
Another surprise from Netflix was the release date for Bandersnatch. Black Mirror has been keeping this one under the wraps. The movie release date is for today. 28th December. A new year’s gift for us all.