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Coming Distractions: Black Mirror celebrates its season 4 renewal with a disturbing new trailer

Finally, the long wait to make yourself super-depressed about the state of the world and where we’re all headed is almost over! Yes, soon you can again plunge into the dark melancholia of experiencing a near-future society in which our own technology has destroyed something fundamental about our humanity, because Black Mirror’s new season is debuting this month on Netflix. On October 21, six all-new episodes of the dystopian anthology series will be released, and as this trailer shows, the series has lost none of its penchant for taking the seemingly inevitable next steps of technological evolution and demonstrating how it will doom us all to an endless unhappy existence. From Bryce Dallas Howard’s “solid popularity arc” reflecting our new obsession with rating everything to what looks like some sort of immersive wargames experience, the show continues to explore the dark underbelly of progress—though the little …

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