We're breaking down Season 3 of Black Mirror, now streaming on Netflix -- be sure to check out our recaps and analyses of "Nosedive," "Shut Up and Dance," "Men Against Fire," and "Hated in the Nation." Here, we present our interview with series creator Charlie Brooker.
The hacking attack that debilitated major American websites on Friday occurred the same day that Netflix -- one of the disrupted sites -- released the third season of Black Mirror. Coincidence? Fans of the dark anthology series, which examines the potential horrors lurking in our increasing reliance on technology, probably didn't care either way, as long as the hack didn't prevent them from binge-watching the six new episodes immediately.
In a phone interview earlier this month, series creator Charlie Brooker talked to Thrillist about what Americanizing the show after two seasons on British television was like, why this batch of stories isn't quite as bleak as previous ones, and where to spot fresh Black Mirror Easter eggs.