Black Mirror season 4 adds American Gods, Breaking Bad director David Slade

Slade's past film credits include Hard Candy and Twilight film Eclipse

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Black Mirror is now such a considered success that Charlie Brooker has found himself in a position where he can draw upon the creme de la creme to oversee episodes of upcoming seasons.

The show's latest run, which was unveiled in Netflix in October 2017, saw the likes of Joe Wright, Rashida Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and composer Max Richter drafted in (and that was all for one episode, the brilliant 'Nosedive').

Brooker has already written the fourth season which is currently in the process of being filmed. Jodie Foster was announced as the first star director joining the show, and now another person has been granted the opportunity to put his imprint on one of Brooker's parables - the experienced TV director, David Slade.

Slade, who directed films Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and Twilight film Eclipse, announced the news on Twitter.

Other TV shows Slade has worked on include the untimely-cancelled Hannibal and Breaking Bad as well as new Bryan Fuller series American Gods which debuted in the UK yesterday (1 May) on Amazon Prime with an ostentatiously bold opening episode.

Foster's Black Mirror episode will star Rosemarie DeWitt (United States of Tara) while another rumoured filmmaker attached is John Hillcoat (The Proposition, Lawless). His episode will reportedly star Andrea Riseborough. 

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We spoke to Brooker ahead of Black Mirror's third season last year where he seemed to suggest that one episode may be set in space.