‘Black Mirror’ Returns October 21 On Netflix

Season 3 comes to Netflix in 86 days

Back in Black

Black Mirror unceremoniously announced its release date on Twitter earlier today.

“86 days.” That’s all the official Black Mirror Twitter account had to share today to drive hundreds of likes, retweets, and exclamatory responses. The cult British sci-fi TV show’s greatest reactions were those of the shocked and appalled— shocked by the unnerving, socio-technological commentary, and appalled by the limited number (just seven total) episodes to date.

Rumors that Netflix would option a third season were confirmed almost a year ago, with no official release date until today. But now we know for sure: Black Mirror will return for a third season of 12 new episodes available in all countries where Netflix is available, on October 21, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (3:01 a.m. Eastern).

With the release date poised ten days before Halloween, maybe we’ll get another holiday-special Jon Hamm cameo.

Recalling the series premiere’s eerie premonition of the David Cameron swine sex act allegations, maybe this season’s premiere will make stark predictions about the yet-to-be-elected 45th President of the United States, with election night following two weeks later.

It doesn’t offer any spoilers, but a trailer reflecting (pun intended) on the move to Netflix will have to do while you wait.