Black Mirror season 3: Charlie Brooker teases satire 'Nosedive' and techno-horror 'Playtest'

The upcoming series stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and Wyatt Russell

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Black Mirror is just under a week away from returning and creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have been teasing what's to come.

The upcoming batch of episodes - increased from three to six - will be unveiled on streaming site Netflix following its move from Channel 4 on 21 October.

Episodes include "Nosedive" - directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and starring Bryce Dallas Howard - and "Hated in the Nation," a feature-length outing described as a London-set homage tp Scandinavian dramas The Killing and The Bridge. It stars Kelly McDonald.

The latter follows Lacie (Bryce Dallas Howard), a woman who believes her value is equivalent to the ratings she receives by those around her. Brooker has teased the episode describing it as "a satire on acceptance and the image of us we like to portray and project to others.   

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"Everyone is a little bit heightened and false because everyone's terrified of being marked down because the consequences of that are unpleasant. So it's basically the world we live in."

Another episode, teased by both Brooker and Jones, is video-game themed episode "Playlist" which stars Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!) in the lead role. Jones describes it as "a popcorn movie very much rooted in the horror genre."

All six episode of Black Mirror's third season will be available to watch on Netflix from 21 October.