This past year has felt a bit like an episode of Black Mirror, hasn’t it? Heightened–or, at the very least, more publicized–xenophobia, racism, and a defiant willingness by many American citizens to castigate anything perceived as an “other,” prodded on by a United States president who seems to care more about the adulation of his base rather than the best interests of the country, has become the New Normal–when it’s anything but. It’s become exhausting, dispiriting, and heavy. Have we slipped into a dark timeline?

Let’s keep the Black Mirror tales on Netflix, we say. And the streaming service has heard our cries, as the company just dropped a minute trailer with a title list of the upcoming fourth season of our generation’s Twilight Zone.

Other than what appears to be a Star Trek homage (with one of Hollywood’s most criminally-underused actresses, Cristin Milioti), it’s a bit difficult to ascertain what the episodes will include, even knowing the episode titles interspersed in the footage:

  • “Crocodile”
  • “Arkangel”
  • “Hang the DJ”
  • “USS Callister”
  • “Metalhead”
  • “Black Museum”

Really, though, a minute of footage and episodes titles are all we really need right now. All that matters is that this is proof-positive that, yes, a new season of Black Mirror is coming. When? All we know is “soon,” but it’s coming.

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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. He also serves as Head Ref for Somer City Roller Derby, the women’s roller derby league in his hometown in Kentucky, and contributes writing to various local organizations. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.