About ten minutes ago I started writing an article about the upcoming Black Mirror special.

I finished it, and then guess what, the trailer dropped.

Typical.

Anyway, here’s our first proper look at Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the Netflix episode/movie that is set for release on the streaming platform this weekend.

Check it out below:

The official synopsis reads:

“In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge. Welcome back.”

Until now, there’s been very little to go off about the new special, apart from a screenshot of a page on the Korean Media Rating Board.

Reports also suggested it will follow the previously rumoured follow-your-own adventure formula, allowing viewers to control events via the power of their remote control.

What an idea. That would imply the ending of the episode would be different from person to person depending on which choices you make throughout.

Furthermore, some eagle-eyed Twitter users recently spotted a new image on the streaming platform that shows three of the film’s cast. Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner), and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) can be seen in the picture, gathered around a computer.

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With the plot based around a video game it seems to be a link to the 1984 title ‘Bandersnatch’ which was never released, and the premise of a fantasy world and reality blurring seems to reference the word Bandersnatch in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

This comes after Netflix added a teaser image of the new episode with the caption ‘Be right back’ accompanied by the Black Mirror logo.

The upcoming Black Mirror special is set to air on the 28th of December – I’ll see you all on the other side?

I hope.

Images via Netflix