The people behind Black Mirror are working overtime to get fans excited for its fourth season. After releasing a trailer with short snippets from the 6 episodes of the next season, they are now revealing further details. Recently, a new trailer was released detailing the episode, “Arkangel”, which looks into the future of over-protective parenting.
In this episode directed by Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs, Elysium), we are introduced to a single mother and her daughter, Sarah. After Sarah goes missing briefly at a local park, the scare is too much for the mother to bear. In response, she enrolls Sarah into an experimental program (possibly Arkangel?) where a doctor injects something into the side of the young girl’s head. All we know is the program’s motto: “The key to good parenting is control”. Scared yet? So are we! Check out the trailer for yourself below.
In an earlier interview with The Independent, producer Annabel Jones went into detail about the meaning behind the episode:
I always hope that whatever we tackle, it’s never on the nose and just more in the background but this episode asks how do you be a responsible mother in a world in which you can be all-powerful and omnipresent? How do you exercise responsibility? How do you ensure you give your child independence in a world in which you can have a lot of control?
The fourth season of Black Mirror has yet to receive a release date, but fans are eager to hear more on the upcoming technology-based horror stories. As of right now, all we know are the titles for the episodes of the upcoming season: “Arkangel”, “Black Museum”, “Crocodile”, “Hang the DJ”, “Metalhead”, and “USS Callister”. One can only guess how far Black Mirror will push the envelope in the newest season!
Need to catch up? the first three seasons can be streamed on Netflix right now!