Black Mirror drops intriguing trailer for memory-centric Season 4 episode ‘Crocodile’

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Nov 27, 2017, 11:51 AM EST

Charlie Brooker’s excellent anthology series Black Mirror is set to return with six new installments for its hotly anticipated fourth season, and Netflix has released a first trailer for Episode 3, titled “Crocodile.” Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless, Triple 9), the episode stars Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Andrew Gower (Being Human, Outlander), and Kiran Sonia Sawar (Murdered by My Father).

“Memories can be subjective. They may not be totally accurate, and they’re often emotional,” the teaser tells us. The trailer sees Sawar’s character using some sort of low-tech monitor to have access to memories people have forgotten or don't remember clearly. “Picture what you saw,” she coaxes before the memory plays out like a video recording.

Considering Black Mirror likes to tap into “our collective unease with the modern world” and delves into “themes of contemporary techno-paranoia,” Hillcoat’s episode definitely feels right at home. Have a look:


The intriguing new trailer arrives hot on the-heels of that eerie trailer for “Arkangel,” which is directed by Oscar winner Jodie Foster and stars Rosemarie DeWitt (The Last Tycoon), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), and Owen Teague (IT, Locke and Key). The six standalone episodes are slated to premiere sometime this year, although no premiere date has been announced by Netflix yet.

The rest of the Season 4 episodes include the Toby Haynes (Doctor Who, Sherlock)-directed “USS Callister,” starring Fargo’s Jesse Plemons and Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), and Michaela Coel (Monsters: Dark Continent); “Hang the DJ,” directed by Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones) and starring Georgina Campbell (Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Green Room), and George Blagden (Vikings); “Metalhead,” helmed by David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hannibal) and starring Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything), Jake Davies (The Missing), and Clint Dyer (Hope Springs); and “Black Museum,” directed by Colm McCarthy (The Girl With All the Gifts) and starring Douglas Hodge (The Night Manager), Letitia Wright (Humans), and Babs Olusanmokun (The Defenders).