Netflix's next Black Mirror may let you choose your preferred dystopian horror

Netflix's next Black Mirror may let you choose your preferred dystopian horror

Netflix's next Black Mirror may let you choose your preferred dystopian horror

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.

The foray into choose-your-own-adventure programming represents a big bet on a nascent form of entertainment known as interactive TV. Netflix could soon give you a stab at the director's chair.

Anyhoo, nothing further to report at this time - up to and including when the next season of Black Mirror hits Netflix - but rest assured we'll be keeping you informed as further updates roll in.

Other details surrounding Season 5 of Black Mirror are being kept under wraps, though it is believed that one episode takes place in 1980s England. (Nothing like binging some psychologically-scarring television around the holidays!) But the real news is that in one episode from the new season, viewers will be able to interact with the story and make decisions to determine the ending.

We already know that Netflix would be bringing Minecraft: Story Mode to its service before the end of the year, in conjunction with the recently shuttered Telltale games, though this likely isn't one of the projects Bloomberg's sources are talking about.

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Despite a few outliers, Netflix's interactive adventures are nearly universally compatible with modern smart devices, and now only needs some universally appealing content to entice potential viewers.

Netflix is a good avenue through which to explore how well interactive TV can work for consumers.

TheBlack Mirror interactive storyline is said to be more complex than the ones in the children's shows. Black Mirror lends itself to that type of idea really well, so it will be very interesting to see how they pull it off.

Two of the projects are adaptations of video games, though Netflix has no plans to start releasing video games - contrary to recent reports.

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