Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Netflix will let Black Mirror fans choose their own ending next season

Netflix will let Black Mirror fans choose their own ending next season

Technical challengesThe companys efforts to make interactive TV shows available to viewers has seemingly been hindered by technical challenges.

Netflix had earlier released the animated programme "Puss in Book" where viewers could choose alternate endings of the same show. Essentially, users will be able to choose what happens to their characters before they inescapably get trapped in some sort of dystopian world.

The new season of Black Mirror is set to be released in December 2019, so you don't have too long to wait. After watching one version, kids can go back and watch the other. Netflix's approach seems much different, and much more direct, though. And interactive television shows may be an entertainment trend towards the future.

Netflix has played around with this concept with the children's show Puss in Books, and is exploring this concept in more shows moving forward, but Black Mirror represents the flawless trial run considering the nature of the series that explores how technology, social media and other innovations influence and affect our daily lives and those around us.

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Season 5 of Black Mirror is expected to premiere via Netflix later on this year in December. It will reportedly be released later this year.

But it's definitely new for Netflix and modern TV in general.

That's mildly interesting in and of itself, we guess, but perhaps far moreso when used in conjunction with Black Mirror, a series that has always been known for its bleak, often horrifying endings. Last year, HBO released its first interactive series, a six-episode project, Mosaic.

While it's unclear how a serious drama like Black Mirror will utilize the technology, Bloomberg says that the stories that branch off the main plot of the episode will be significantly more complex than what we've seen from the kids' shows.

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