Netflix drops trailer for Black Mirror episode out Friday

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It appears that Black Mirror fan are going to get a present from Netflix this week. The confusion among other outlets may have been due to Netflix's original announcement of more Black Mirror content, posted in March of this year, which many treated as a formal "fifth season" announcement. It's also the first episode that arguably is a game, letting the viewer make binary decisions that shape events accordingly. Said Englebrecht, "This is what happens when you take someone like Charlie Brooker and you let him loose with a tool like this".

The trailer, seen above, was released Thursday morning, and it hints at the movie's choose-your-own-adventure format. A copy once belonged to Stefan's deceased mother.

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That's young British actor Fionn Whitehead as Stefan, the programmer at the center of the story. This disturbing imagery reappears as Stefan attempts to hit his nearly impossible deadline. Once you've made your selection (or once the device has for you), the movie continues without any black screen or pause to load, which reinforces the idea that you're actually directing the story instead of simply playing a game.

For the most part, viewers have been spending about 90 minutes to watch it from start to finish. Over the course of the episode, Stefan gradually becomes aware of the fact he's not entirely in control of his actions. "It's not a simple branching narrative with lots of binary choices - they are all changing your state and what's open to you". However, if you've been following our coverage, you know that it may also be something more than that.