'Black Mirror' Season 7 to Include a Sequel to a Fan Favorite Episode

Jesse Plemons in "Black Mirror"

Jesse Plemons in "Black Mirror" Season 4

(Photo: Netflix)

Netflix announced this week that the seventh season of creator Charlie Brooker's dark, satirical anthology series Black Mirror will return in 2025. The streamer officially renewed the series for Season 7 last fall, but little information was provided about what viewers could expect from the franchise's next chapter. But with the confirmation of a 2025 premiere, we've finally discovered a few key details including that the show will finally produce an episode that directly follows a previous installment. 

Part of the joy of Black Mirror is that it can essentially be watched in any order. All its episodes are standalone, and their stories are self-contained, though there are a handful of hints and Easter eggs that suggest that several of them may exist in a shared universe of some type. But with its upcoming seventh season, Black Mirror is set to try something new: A sequel to the Season 4 sci-fi adventure "USS Callister."  

The original episode started Jesse Plemons (Killers of the Flower Moon) as Robert Daly, a disgruntled, vaguely misogynist tech employee who takes out his frustrations against his coworkers (and acts out his crush on one of them) by using their DNA to create sentient digital clones of them all and inserting them into a Star Trek-style game. Daly, naturally, has made himself captain of a ship known as the USS Callister. However, it is the newly hired Nanette, played by Cristin Milioti (The Resort), whose clone ultimately encourages her fellow crew members to rebel against their captain's iron rule. 

"Robert Daly is dead, but for the crew of the USS Callister, their problems are just beginning," Netflix said in a tease. That certainly sounds as though we might see Milioti and other original cast members — including Jimmi Simpson (The Man Who Fell to Earth), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum), Billy Magnussen (No Time to Die), Milanka Brooks (The Windsors), and Osy Ikhile (Citadel)—return in some capacity. 

The news broke at the Next on Netflix event in London earlier this week, which included multiple casting and content announcements and featured various Netflix talent and executives.

Black Mirror Season 7 will be comprised of six episodes, though details about the other five installments remain tightly under wraps and there's no information available as yet about who might star in them. The series' sixth season featured a host of big names, including Salma Hayek (Eternals), Annie Murphy (Schitts Creek), Aaron Paul (Westworld), Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful), and Paapa Essiedu (The Lazarus Project). Previous seasons have featured fan-favorite performers like Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Hayley Atwell (Howards End), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Surface), Domhnall Gleeson (Alice & Jack), and Jon Hamm (Good Omens). 

Black Mirror Seasons 1 through 6 are currently streaming on Netflix, along with the interactive, choose-your-own-adventure special called Bandersnatch

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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