Black Mirror: British sci-fi show coming to America

An American Version of Black Mirror is Coming

An American Version of Black Mirror is Coming

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Jan. 29 2015 6:40 PM

An American Version of Black Mirror is Coming

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The black mirrors are our screens, get it?

still from Black Mirror.

An American version of the British series Black Mirror is in development. According to Variety, the acquisition of the U.K. dystopian sci-fi anthology program, lauded for its depiction of technological over-saturation, is being handled by the creator and executive producer of Redneck Island, Cris Abrego, along with the co-CEO of Endemol Shine North America, Charlie Corwin. Abrego went on to un-ironically answer the question “Is there too much television, simply too much inventory for the amount of hours that people can watch?” with “there is nowhere near too many great shows.”

Black Mirror has been airing in the U.K. since 2011, but has recently been introduced to American audiences through a service that allows users to inject vast quantities of digital content into their brains in the shortest amount of time possible, known colloquilally as Netflix. Presumably, American producers will hire British actors to play troubled future Americans asking the question “what if phones, but too much?”

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.