As odd of a show as Black Mirror is the propensity for it to get odder still is always there and at this point there’s really no telling about season 6, whether it’s going to happen or if it’s already being filmed at this point. Abi Travis of Distractify is one of the many that have been left guessing since as viewers and fans of the show have found out the creators love to keep people in suspense and wondering just what’s going to come next. Even just seeing photos and possibly story arcs described in an image aren’t enough to say for certain just what will be happening in one of the stories. One thing about this show is that people get hooked no matter how weird it gets as sensationalism is one of the most popular things out there at this point, much to the chagrin of some directors and the delight of others. Black Mirror is by far one of those that has managed to gain the kind of attention that showrunners hope for but don’t always find on this level, especially when it comes shows that people find that they have to really watch to follow.
There’s nothing to say that there won’t be another season coming since people have been responding to the Netflix show beautifully and it’s been one of the most talked-about programs on the network at this time. To think there will be no season 6 would be naive and something that just isn’t in the realm of possibility unless things were suddenly turned on their ear. In this case though it’s a wonder if we’re going to see another presentation like Bandersnatch or if we’re going to see season 6 in all its uncertain but hopefully odd and welcome glory. At this time there’s a lot of hope and a lot of expectation that we’ll be seeing season 6 roll out eventually, but as to when, not even Ben Allen of RadioTimes can divulge just what’s coming since like everyone else he doesn’t know at this moment. It’s kind of ironic in a way that we’re waiting on a show that depicts technology in a very different and sometimes disturbing way, and the technology we have is limited and yet binds us to it in an attempt to find out more about something that has to do with technology. Maybe it’s just me, but that’s kind of funny really.
When you think about it technology is a very obvious double-edged blade that humanity has continued to use in a variety of ways, with positive and negative results to be seen along the way. Technology has increased the average lifespan, but it’s also created ways for people to disconnect from humanity. It’s made life easier, but it’s also enabled a lot of people when it comes to doing absolutely nothing and therefore stunting their intellectual growth. Technology has made it possible for people to simply push a button when they want something and eschew the old ways of life that used to be so important, no matter that they took so much longer to do. In a lot of ways technology is great, it’s grand, and it’s connected people around the world in ways that were never possible before. But the dangers of its misuse and extensive use can be seen on a daily basis. The idea of Black Mirror is something that a lot of people find intriguing since it’s a compilation of stories that have become quite popular with folks that know too well the grip of technology and the results that come with it.
If and when the next season comes out it’s not going to be likely that it will be here for some time to come largely because Bandersnatch not only shortened season five but it did delay the season as well, so it’s likely that season 6, if it really is in production at the time, won’t be coming along until sometime next year, perhaps near the middle or later in the year to be as precise as is possible at this time. Hannah Chambers of Cosmopolitan has more to say on this matter. If there are further complications, because things do tend to happen sometimes, it’s likely that it could be even longer. So far though people have been willing to wait and have been ready for each coming season when it’s been released, so it’s not hard to think that folks will be waiting around eagerly for season 6 to drop. As to what and who to expect however even that isn’t being given any real rumors to feed the gossip mill at this point, so it’s simply necessary to sit and wait, which is something a lot of fans aren’t all that fond of doing. Of course, the more you wait, the more you anticipate what might happen, and by the time the next season comes some people might be chomping at the bit.