According to Variety, Emmy winner Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Emmy nominee Zazie Beetz (Atlanta) have both signed on to join Netflix’s long-awaited sixth installment in the sci-fi anthology drama series Black Mirror. The outlet’s sources note that production has already started.Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London), Josh Hartnett (Penny Dreadful), Kate Mara (Call Jane), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), Clara Rugaard (The Rising), Auden Thornton (This Is Us), and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) have also been cast. Further details about their characters are still being kept under wraps.RELATED: Day Shift Trailer: Jamie Foxx & Snoop Dogg Hunt Vampires for a LivingBlack Mirror season six will reportedly be consisting of more installments than season five, which had three episodes, with season six being described as “more cinematic in scope.” Each episode is being developed as a standalone film. The new installment will be produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones through their Broke & Bones banner.Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into “our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia,” reads the synopsis. “Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflection.”RELATED: Netflix to Develop Adaptation of Stephen King’s The TalismanThe anthology series has already featured a number of famous stars through its current five-season run. This includes Daniel Kaluuya, Hayley Atwell, Jon Hamm, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Sarah Snook, Benedict Wong, Jesse Plemons, Andrea Riseborough, Joe Cole, Letitia Wright, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Scott, and Miley Cyrus.Black Mirror has also been recognized by award-giving bodies. It won eight Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Television Movie for the “San Junipero” and “USS Callister” episodes, as well as the Bandersnatch interactive film.
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