Charlie Brooker teases Black Mirror season 3: 'Often it's an idea that's amused me'

Six new episodes of the dystopian anthology series will arrive on Netflix later this month

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Black Mirror is a matter of weeks 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.

Brooker said: "We touch on all sorts of different themes throughout the series so we've got stories that are to do with social media, and insecurity and populist anger and maybe the future of military technology, and weird things about video gaming."

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Speaking about his influence behind the stories, he continued: "Often it's an idea that's really amused me." Referring to co-creator Jones, he said: "You're usually crying, you're weeping over the scenes and I'm howling with laughter."

Black Mirror season 3 will be available to watch on Netflix on 21 October.