Charlie Brooker Says There’s Not a Black Mirror Universe – It’s a Black Mirror Multiverse

Since its third series debuted on Netflix, Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have seemingly become more and more interested in tying their episodes together, dropping references from one story into another – sometimes multiple others.

Interactive episode Bandersnatch is no different, with dozens of Easter Eggs littered across its many branches. I got the chance to chat to Brooker and Jones this week, and posed a question I’ve heard more and more recently: is there a Black Mirror Universe?

Instead, Brooker broadens that idea out a bit further: “We have a shared Black Mirror multiverse, is now what I’m saying, in which we can do whatever the bloody hell we feel like. It’s kind of like the Spider-Man movie that came out recently, the Spider-Verse.”

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