Black Mirror Star Zazie Beetz Updates Season 6 Filming, Teases Episode

Last month, news broke that Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London), Josh Hartnett (The Fear Index), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), 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) had joined the sixth season cast of Netflix and Charlie Brooker & Annabel Jones' Black Mirror. The series return is expected to have more episodes than the three-episode fifth season and is being described as "even more cinematic in scope," with a  push to treat each chapter as its own "individual film." Less than a month later, Beetz shared an update on how filming was going as well as a tease about her character & episode.

Black Mirror logo (Image: screencap)
Black Mirror logo (Image: screencap)

Speaking with Deadline Hollywood during the red carpet premiere of her film Bullet Train, Beetz had a pretty definitive update when it came to how filming was going for her. "I just came off of shooting that, actually. I just shot that in June," Beetz revealed. In response to being asked if filming was a "fun" experience, she added, "I wouldn't say my character is having a lot of fun, but… I think there's a really great tongue-in-cheek dark element to it, [a] premonition kind of element. The mirror reflecting back on us." Here's a look at the clip from Monday evening's event:

Now here's a look back at an official trailer and overview for S04E02 "U.S.S. Callister," followed by a look back at what the fifth season had to offer:

The fifth season of Black Mirror was made up of three episodes that included "Smithereens"(Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, and Topher Grace), focusing on a cab driver with an agenda whose life spins out of control after picking up a special passenger. "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" (Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, and Madison Davenport) focused on a lonely teenager who wants to connect with her favorite pop star – and a pop star who feels as if she's living another life. "Striking Vipers" (Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, and Ludi Lin) focused on two college friends who reconnect after a number of years, but a sequence of events unfold that could alter both of their lives forever.

Netflix's Black Mirror offers a futuristic and occasional dystopian take on humanity's relationship with technology in a number of settings and environments, similarly depicted in shows like The Twilight ZoneThe Outer Limits, and others. The Emmy-award winner has featured a number of high-profile actors over the course of its four-season-and-specials run: Hayley AtwellBryce Dallas HowardJon HammHannah John-KamenJodie Whittaker, Mackenzie DavisDomhnall Gleeson, and others. Black Mirror was created and written by Brooker, with Jones serving as executive producer.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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