'Black Mirror' to be adapted into a book series

Black Mirror to be adapted into a series of books

Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

Three books inspired by Netflix series Black Mirror are to be published from next year.

In a statement, Brooker said: "All-new 'Black Mirror" stories from exciting authors - that's a joyous prospect.

The first volume in the series, due for a February 20, 2018 release, will be edited by Brooker and promises to take "the very essence of the globally acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world". And they're appearing in a high-tech new format known as a book.

Brooker told EW, "Apparently, you just have to glance at some sort of "ink code" printed on paper and images and sounds magically appear in your head, enacting the story". However, while he is the screenwriter for the TV series, he did confirm that the books would be written by different authors and that it wouldn't be the same stories seen before on TV. The publisher went on to say that they would be working directly with Brooker on the project. The second volume is scheduled for autumn 2018 and the third for 2019.

The series began on the UK's Channel 4, before getting picked up by Netflix for seasons 3 and 4, after the original batch of episodes proved to be a big hit among the service's streaming subscribers.

A fourth series, which will feature an episode directed by Jodie Foster, is expected to stream on Netflix later this year.

If you're looking for a show that approaches various topics with tenacity whilst sticking to the by-the-book rules of anthology storytelling, then you can't really do much better than "Black Mirror".

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