British princess Susannah has been abducted. The kidnapper does not ask for ransom, but instead challenges Prime Minister Michael Callow in a very special way even celebrity jungle-dwellers would find unacceptable: he must have sex on live television. With a pig. It can’t be kept under wraps, since the kidnapper has already posted his demands on YouTube. The whole nation is in on it and puts considerable pressure on the PM. What if? DARK MIRROR begins with a pointed story that takes off on a tangent from our media reality – befittingly, the mini-series was commissioned by BIG BROTHER station Channel 4. The first episode of BLACK MIRROR is a pitch-black political satire for the Twitter age, which leaves a lasting impression particularly because its cast and director – almost always – take it absolutely seriously. »What now? What’s the playbook,« the Prime Minister asks his advisor in one scene. »This is virgin territory, Mr. Prime Minister,« is the reply.
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Selected filmography Charlie Brooker
SCREENWIPE (2006), DEAD SET (2008), HOW TV RUINED YOUR LIFE (2011)