Charlie Booker’s ‘Black Mirror’ getting book anthology series, depression goes analog
Charlie Booker’s Black Mirror is a stark take on our dystopian future-present. It’s incisive, wonderful, and depressing as fuck. If you’ve spent time wondering how else you can get Booker’s insight into our present techno-rot, having finished the series, well good fucking news. The show is being adapted into a book anthology series.
Earlier this week, Penguin Random House announced that it will be adapting Charlie Booker’s anthology television series Black Mirror as a series of books. This is a fun change of pace: usually, it’s a novel or short story that gets adapted for film or television, not the other way around.
Fittingly, each volume will be an anthology that will be edited by Booker himself. The first volume is scheduled to be released in February 2018, with the second later that summer, and the third in 2019. Booker noted on Twitter that the show will be available in the latest high-tech format: paper.
According to Penguin Random House, the books will contain stories that “take the very essence of the globally acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world.” It’s not yet known which “popular authors” will be part of the project.
Maybe they’ll get covers as cool as these fanmade ones.
The fourth season of Black Mirror is expected to be released on Netflix sometime this year.