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'Black Mirror' creator breaks silence: Why did the series move from Channel 4 to Netflix? | Israel Hayom


Highlights: The sixth season of "Black Mirror" premieres on Netflix in June. Charlie Brooker, creator of the series, reveals why production moved from Channel 4. Brooker: Channel 4 thought production costs were too high to justify the investment. "Inside Black Mirror" gives a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, starring Michael Cera, Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, Aaron Paul and others. The premiere date for the sixth season is due to be announced in the coming days.

Ahead of its sixth season, Charlie Brooker, the captain of the hit dystopian show, reveals in a new interview why the acclaimed production moved from the British broadcaster to the streaming giant

The sixth season of Black Mirror premieres on Netflix in June, and now Charlie Brooker, creator of the technophobic anthology series, is revealing why production moved from Britain's Channel 4 to the international streaming service.

"Black Mirror", photo: PR

The reason in a word: money. "In fact, Channel 4 canceled us," Brooker told The Sunday Times ahead of the new season, adding that the channel thought the production costs of the series were too high to justify the investment.

Charlie Brooker, Photo: YouTube

Also, in the book "Inside Black Mirror," which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Black Mirror, Brooker claims that the channel's executives demanded to see and approve the synopses of all episodes before filming began, but did not approve many of them because they "didn't think Black Mirror was enough," according to the filmmaker.

"We tried to meet with them and figure out what was wrong and why Black Mirror wasn't enough," added producer Annabelle Jones, who co-wrote the book with Brooker. "Given that the series won a lot of awards and the reviews in general were positive, it was strange. I think the channel didn't act transparently and wasn't interested in backing us."

From the trailer for the sixth season of Black Mirror, photo: Netflix

The premiere date for the sixth season of "Black Mirror," which the creators call "the most unexpected yet," and whose cast includes familiar names such as Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), Josh Hartnett, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera and others, is due to be announced in the coming days.

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Source: israelhayom

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