Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Like so much of great horror fiction, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror worms its way into your head through the most normal of fears: Alienation, abandonment, death, all modified with a technology-tinged twist. Now, the show’s fourth season is extending its palette of post-modern anxieties to one of the scariest human endeavors of all: Parenting.

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Netflix released the first trailer for the show’s upcoming slate of episodes today, leading off with a tease of the Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel”. The episode stars Rosemarie DeWitt as a young mother who turns to a mysterious tech company to keep her daughter safe in a scary world. It’s all pretty standard parental paranoia material…at least until you see the shot of the needle going into the kid’s blank-eyed face, and the ominous tagline: “The key to good parenting is control.” Call us crazy, but we’ve got a feeling there’s no “San Junipero” happy ending waiting at the end of this particular tale.

Netflix has yet to announce exactly when Black Mirror season 4 will land on its catalog, but it’s expected to return some time in 2018.

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[via Deadline]

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