A hot trailer just dropped for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and things are about to get crazy up in here. The hit series is back at it, delivering a multi-layered 90 seconds of intense twists and turns. If you haven’t watched yet, chances are you’ve at least seen a tweet or two, likely containing theories about the new Black Mirror trailer. In that case, what are you waiting for? Watch it now, then get back to me.
Ready? OK, great. You’re forgiven for not being up on this news because — in true Netflix fashion — the streaming service pushed the trailer out with little-to-no fanfare, letting fans soak in the head-scratching cerebral drama that has made the show a phenomenon. Netflix purchased the rights to the original two seasons of the UK series and put out the Emmy-winning third and fourth seasons to an international audience and worldwide acclaim. So yeah, there’s a lot to unpack here.
Bandersnatch has been a long time coming. Black Mirror Season 4 landed on Netflix a year ago almost to the day, but let’s face it, it’s been a *very*long year. The forthcoming fifth season was announced in March 2018, but the streamer has been essentially silent regarding any news ever since. In fact, the show’s Twitter account has been silent since May — at least, until now.
Clearly, the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song is of some importance here. After all, the time period is perfectly lined up with the official synopsis for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which reads, "In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge." But let's not waste any more time and dive right into the theories...