The near-future horror-ish anthology Black Mirror is trading in television for one of the oldest media possible — and we can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Series creator Charlie Brooker is adapting the Black Mirror franchise into a book series from Penguin Random House, set to hit shelves next year. According to Entertainment Weekly, each volume will feature original stories by a roster of “popular” writers (who have yet to announced). Considering that Black Mirror’s bread and butter is standalone stories about how technology can ruin our lives with a Twilight Zone twist, taking it back to dead trees is a clever move. Regardless, the Black Mirror style of narrative should definitely translate well to longish short stories.
Here’s what Brooker had to say about the project:
“All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors — that’s a joyous prospect. And they’re appearing in a high-tech new format known as a ‘book.’ Apparently, you just have to glance at some sort of ‘ink code’ printed on paper and images and sounds magically appear in your head, enacting the story. Sounds far-fetched to me, but we’ll see.”
The first volume of the Black Mirror book series arrives in February, with additional installments in the fall of 2018 and fall of 2019. If that weren't enough, the fourth season of the television series is scheduled to drop on Netflix later this year.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)