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Black Mirror Season 6 Cast Includes Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, & More!

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Black Mirror Cast Revealed: Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, Paapa Essiedu, Kate Mara and Zazie Beetz Join New Season

A new cast has signed on for the next season of Black Mirror, Variety can reveal.

Netflixs hit anthology series is gearing up for its long-awaited return and has lined up a star cast for Season 6. The show is now believed to be in production.

Sources indicate that the new faces joining the show are Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan. This casting specifically spans three episodes, and its understood more actors will join up for further episodes of the show.

Variety first revealed that a new season of the dystopian drama was in the works back in May. Specific details about stories are still being kept under wraps, but Season 6 will have more episodes than Season 5, which comprised of just three instalments and starred Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace and Miley Cyrus.

Beetz is best known for playing Van on FXs Atlanta alongside Donald Glover and LaKeith Stanfield, while Essiedu stars in Skys Gangs of London and The Lazarus Project. Hartnett made a splash in the last year with Sky Atlantics The Fear Index and will also star in the Christopher Nolan movie Oppenheimer.

Breaking Bad star Paul appears in the latest season of HBOs Westworld as Caleb Nichols, while Mara starred in Sundance Film Festival favorite Call Jane.
Elsewhere, Ramirez was most recently seen in Top Gun: Maverick and Stars at Noon and will next star in the movie Look Both Ways, while Danish actor Rugaard led the Sky series The Rising. Thornton played Lucy Damon in NBC tearjerker This Is Us and Vasan had her breakout with Channel 4 and Peacocks punk rock comedy We Are Lady Parts.

Strong casting has always played a crucial role in Black Mirror, which has served as a launchpad for various actors over the shows last five seasons.

Memorable performances include Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World) who, in Season 3 (2016) episode Shut Up and Dance, played a teenager blackmailed into committing sordid acts by a hacker; Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who played a couple in a simulated reality for the elderly in the award-winning Season 3 episode San Junipero; Andrew Scott as a rideshare driver who takes a tech company intern hostage in Season 5 (2019) episode Smithereens; Cristin Milioti as a mysterious new employee aboard a spaceship in Season 4 (2017) episode USS Callister; and Joe Cole and Georgina Campbell as a couple who try to be together despite a dating app determining the duration of their relationship in Season 4s Hang the DJ.

Its been three years since Season 5 of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix in June 2019. The forthcoming season is the first to emerge since creator Charlie Brooker and his creative partner Annabel Jones left their production company House of Tomorrow, which was backed by Endemol Shine Group, in January 2020, and set up shop under new production banner Broke and Bones. Netflix invested in the company soon after through a mega deal worth up to $100 million.
The shows future was thrown into question for a period due to the rights for Black Mirror remaining with Endemol Shine, which was acquired by Banijay Group in 2018. However, a deal was eventually hammered out, allowing Banijay to license the show to Netflix.

Black Mirror began life on U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, where it aired for two seasons before moving to the streaming giant and gaining a more global profile.

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Black Mirror Season 6: Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett and More to Star
Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett and more A-list stars are set to appear in Netflix's hit series Black Mirror, which is gearing up for season six.

The cat's out of the bag.

Black Mirror season six is set to be a good one, with multiple outlets reporting Josh Hartnett, Aaron Paul, Zazie Beetz, Kate Mara, Paapa Essiedu, Anjana Vasan, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard and Auden Thornton are starring in the genre-bending series.

Netflix declined to comment.

What else can fans expect from the anthology series? Well, there's going to be more than just three episodes in season six, each being "more cinematic" than past installments, according to Variety. The newly announced cast members are reportedly set to appear in three episodes, so we can expect additional announcements to come.

While this isn't much to go off of, viewers are happy to be getting anything at all. Back in 2020, series creator Charlie Brooker said that he didn't have plans for additional seasons since the coronavirus pandemic seemed dystopian enough. "I don't know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I'm not working away on any of those," he explained. "I'm sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I've been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh."
Brooker seemingly changed his mind, as news broke in May that more episodes are in the works.
Funnily enough, Danny Ramirez, who stars in Top Gun: Maverick, reacted to the news, tweeting at the time, "I'd do an episode of black mirror for free." Now, he's set to appear in the showlet's just hope he's getting paid!

Previous stars who appeared in the series include Miley Cyrus, Jesse Plemons and Topher Grace. Will Poulter starred in the 2018 Black Mirror film Bandersnatch, an interactive experience that let viewers guide the narrative.

Black Mirror is streaming now on Netflix.

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