Black Mirror series 6

Charlie Brooker on commandeering Black Mirror, his TV inspiration and why series six won't involve NFTs

Anjana Vasan in Black Mirror episode Demon 79. Credit:Netflix.

At one point in his book Inside Black Mirror, when discussing the inspiration for his global dystopian sci-fi phenomenon, Charlie Brooker credits the “shiny adverts for Apple” that were appearing at the time. He says: “Being a paranoid person, as soon as I see any advert where everyone’s really happy and smiley, I immediately think it’s a bit like a sinister advert in a dystopian movie.… The fact that it looked so happy meant that it couldn’t last.”