Dan Trachtenberg to direct 'Black Mirror' episode for Netflix
Dan Trachtenberg is set to direct an episode for Netflix’s Black Mirror reboot, EW has confirmed.
Fresh off his successful feature film debut directing sci-fi thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, the filmmaker joins a burgeoning list of talent the streaming site has tapped for the project. Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice) and Jakob Verbruggen (House of Cards) have also inked deals to helm episodes, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Malachi Kirby (EastEnders) have signed on to star.
Netflix announced the series’ revival last September, ordering 12 episodes of the cult U.K. anthology. Original executive producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will continue to run the show, which explores modern societal themes such as the paranoia surrounding technology.
Netflix added the original Black Mirror to its streaming slate in 2014, creating a bevy of buzz stateside. The first three episodes were released in 2011, another three came in 2013, and a single episode was made in 2014, making the company’s new order the largest in the series’ history. A release date for the reboot has not yet been announced.
Deadline was the first to report Trachtenberg’s news. Watch a teaser for the show below.