Black Mirror season four has finally been set a release date. Charlie Brooker's celebrated and award-winning anthology series will be available to stream in its entirety on Netflix from Friday, 29 December.
The announcement was made at the end of a trailer released today (6 December) for the upcoming run of six standalone episodes. The teaser was shared via the official Black Mirror Twitter account.
Black Mirror's new season arrives just in time to see off 2017 in the most apt way: streaming a television show about how technology reflects the worst of humankind.
The announcement caps off a lengthy publicity run that has seen trailers, posters and other promotional materials released for each episode distinct episode.
Opening episode Crocodile is about a device that allows law enforcement to see the memories of people who witnessed a crime, so they can clear up details of what they saw or didn't see. It stars Andrea Riseborough.
Hang the DJ is about dating in the near future and an app that matches people, telling them exactly how long their relationships will last.
Presented in black and white, Metalhead is directed by David Slade and stars Maxine Peake. USS Callister is the most eye-catching new episode given its vibrant colour palette and clear Star Trek influence.
It's bigger in scope than previous Black Mirror episodes and tackles a different kind of science fiction. It stars Jesse Plemons and Cristin Milioti.
Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has once again written each episode, co-writing USS Callister with William Bridges. The new season follows a double win for the series at this year's Emmy Awards. Standout episode San Junipero won in the Outstanding TV Movie and Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie categories.
Black Mirror first aired on Channel 4 in 2011 - instantly garnering attention for its opening episode, in which the Prime Minister of Great Britain is blackmailed into having sex with a pig. Two seasons and a special aired on the channel before it made the switch to Netflix in 2016.
All episodes to date are available to watch on the streaming service.