Black Mirror season 3 on Netflix: How to watch the six new sinister episodes

They focus on Uber-esque citizen rankings, revenge porn, extreme VR and more

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 20 October 2016 16:44 BST

Black Mirror makes the jump from Channel 4 to Netflix today (21 October) with six new episodes from Charlie Brooker and, this time, a host of Hollywood acting and directing talent.

We've seen all six and can safely say you're in for a treat, with each new story being dramatic and engrossing and yet still believable. They all centre on futuristic scenarios you may have briefly thought about, but take them to places you never considered.

Released in one go, which is good news for your weekend but arguably not for the show's longevity, the episodes are streaming worldwide for Netflix subscribers now.

Episode details:

1. 'Nosedive'

Insecure office worker Lacie (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives in a happy, smiley, status-obsessed nightmare world. Her old friend Naomi (Alice Eve) is one of society’s elites -- and Lacie may have found a way to join her…

Cast includes: Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) plays Leigh, Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness) plays Naomi. Also starring James Norton (Happy Valley) and Cherry Jones (Awake).

Director: Joe Wright (Atonement)

2. 'Playtest'

Thrill-seeking globetrotter Cooper (Wyatt Russell) visits Britain, hooks up with Sonja (Hannah John-Kamen) -- and tests a video game so advanced, it’s terrifying…

Cast includes: Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) plays Cooper, Hannah John-Kamen (The Tunnel) plays Sonja and Wunmi Mosaku (Philomena) plays Katie

Director: Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane)

3. 'Shut Up and Dance'

When withdrawn 19-year-old Kenny (Alex Lawther) stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector (Jerome Flynn) – both of them at the mercy of persons unknown.

Cast includes: Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game) plays Kenny, Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) plays Hector

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Director: James Watkins (The Woman in Black)

4. 'San Junipero'

California, 1987: San Junipero is a fun-loving beach town synonymous with sun, surf, and sex. And for recent arrivals Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), it’s going to be a life-changer…

Cast includes: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Beyond the Lights) plays Kelly, Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) plays Yorkie

Director: Owen Harris

5. 'Men Against Fire'

Future soldiers Stripe (Malachi Kirby) and Raiman (Madeline Brewer) must protect frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants. Technologically, they have the edge – but will that help them survive?

Cast includes: Malachi Kirby (Roots) plays Stripe, Michael Kelly (House of Cards) plays Arquette, Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) plays Raiman, and Francis Magee (Game of Thrones) plays Parn Heidekker.

Director: Jacob Verbruggen (London Spy)

6. 'Hated in the Nation'

In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke (Kelly McDonald) and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue (Faye Marsay) investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media. “Hated in the Nation” is a feature length episode.

Cast includes: Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire) plays Karin, Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Pride) plays Blue, Benedict Wong (Marco Polo) plays Shaun

Director: James Hawes

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