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Black Mirror season 7 will include a follow up of the 'USS Callister' episode from 'Black Mirror' season 4 | Image: Netflix

‘Black Mirror’ Season 7 Will Revive One of its Most Twisted Episodes

After renewing its flagship Emmy-winning anthology series Black Mirror for a seventh season late last year, Netflix has confirmed a 2025 release window, but that’s not all. The upcoming season will introduce a new element to the sci-fi universe, featuring the first-ever sequel episode. Yes, you read that correctly. Alongside the release window announcement, Netflix also dropped a brief cryptic teaser for the upcoming season, teasing the episode count and a familiar score.

The under-30-second teaser features six loading symbols spinning across the screen, representing the six episodes of season seven, however, the real intrigue lies in the final symbol. It glows alongside a swelling spacefaring score that will be familiar to long-time fans of the series. The teaser indicates that Black Mirror season seven will return to the USS Callister from season four, diving back into that twisted world in a mind-bending sequel episode.

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'USS Callister' episode from 'Black Mirror' season 4 | Image: Netflix
‘USS Callister’ episode from ‘Black Mirror’ season 4 | Image: Netflix

Netflix went on to tease what’s to come in its press release, stating, “Charlie Brooker’s dark, satirical anthology series Black Mirror will return for season seven in 2025 with six brand new episodes, including a sequel to the sci-fi adventure USS Callister…Robert Daly is dead, but for the crew of the USS Callister, their problems are just beginning.”

The release date and episode count were announced at the Next on Netflix event at the Picturehouse Central cinema and cultural space in London last week. The event, which saw the streamer announcing a host of casting and content announcements, featured various Netflix executives and stars.

'Black Mirror' season 6 | Image: Netflix
‘Black Mirror’ season 6 | Image: Netflix

Known for its dark social commentary, Black Mirror‘s season four premiere episode, “USS Callister,” is undoubtedly one of the best in the series. It stars Jesse Plemons as Robert Daly, a brilliant but withdrawn programmer who co-founded a popular massively multiplayer online game (MMO). Frustrated by a lack of recognition, Daly builds a dark secret within the game: a Star Trek-inspired simulated reality where he, as the captain, controls digital clones of his co-workers. But when newcomer Nanette Cole (Cristin Milioti) joins the game, she disrupts the status quo and sparks a rebellion that challenges Daly’s power.

Beyond the episode count and a somewhat vague 2025 release window, not much else is known about Black Mirror season seven. Last year, Variety reported that the upcoming season will go into production sometime during this year, with executive producers Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, and Jessica Rhoades expected to be back at the helm. Black Mirror season seven hits Netflix sometime in 2025.