Black Mirror’s first ever Choose-Your-Own-Adventure episode is underway

A DIFFERENT BREED OF SCI-FI. Black Mirror's Season 4 pilot episode, 'USS Calister', recently bagged four Emmys. Photo courtesy of Netflix US

A DIFFERENT BREED OF SCI-FI. Black Mirror's Season 4 pilot episode, 'USS Calister', recently bagged four Emmys.

Photo courtesy of Netflix US

MANILA, Philippines – Who knew that Black Mirror still had new tricks up its clever sleeve? 

Black Mirror, the highly-acclaimed Netflix anthology series is taking the sci-fi genre to an even higher level for its fifth season with a “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” episode. The hit show returns to the TV screen before the end of 2018. 

You heard right – the interactive TV adventure will allow its viewers the power to choose their own ending. Black Mirror, the compelling television masterpiece about the future of technology in society, is the perfect show to experiment this idea with. 

Its upcoming season is still in the works, but news of Netflix’s bold and exciting move of transforming the ordinary, passive viewing experience into a more engaging one has gotten many of its fans already hyped for what creator Charlie Brooker has in store.

Bloomberg announced streaming mogul Netflix’s venture into live-action interactive programming for Black Mirror on Monday, October 1 (Tuesday, October 2 in the Philippines). This’ll be the first of its kind for a Netflix show for adults, as the choose-your-own-adventure episodes have already been used for Puss in Book, an animated Shrek spinoff cartoon.

Since 2017, Netflix has expressed its exploratory move into interactive programs for future projects. This year, it starts with Black Mirror. "You have the ability to choose your own response from Netflix: this or this,” A Netflix spokesperson said.

Black Mirror is currently in production for its fifth season. This award-winning anthology series has bagged six Emmys, with its episodes “USS Callister” winning four, and “San Junipero” winning two. - Rappler.com