'Black Mirror' creator: 'We should be billing Apple and Google for this stuff'


It might not be obvious, but Black Mirror came from two comedy minds. 

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who created and continue to collaborate on the imaginative sci-fi thriller, know that their show terrifies people, but they wouldn’t be able to go where they do without the phantasmagorical training of comedy.

Season 4 contains, according to Brooker, some of the series’ “most playful” and also “most horrible” episodes to date, but take that with a grain of salt.

“I do think of ‘The National Anthem’ as a sort of tender romance,” he said at the show’s New York Comic Con panel, giving us some insight into his sensibilities. It took a second for the audience to remember that he’s talking about the episode where the prime minister of Britain has sex with a pig. Read more…

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