Fresh off of a successful night at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Charlie Brooker has announced he’s expanding the Black Mirror brand into literary fiction.
Brooker will edit a three-volume Black Mirror book series, the first of which is slated to be published by Penguin Random House in May 2018. It will include novella-length stories written by New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother), Claire North (The Fifteen Lives of Harry August), and Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants). Plotlines will be revealed at a later date, according to Random House.
“All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors — that’s a joyous prospect,” Brooker said in a statement. “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.”
Brooker also confirmed the news in a tweet.
Black Mirror, a dark and often satirical anthology series exploring the role technology could play in our lives in the future, has aired for three seasons, the most recent of which was produced by Netflix and netted multiple Emmys including Best TV Movie (for “San Junipero”). Its fourth is set to debut in the coming months and will feature episodes directed by Jodie Foster and Emmy-winner Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos).