Netflix Releases The First Trailer For ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’
Black Mirror is at it again! The new trailer for their latest episode just dropped and it is as mind-boggling as the other ones. As a result, writing about Black Mirror trailers are always difficult as very little can be deciphered from the visually interesting and artistically inclined popular Netflix series trailers. For the uninitiated, Black Mirror is a Netflix show that focusses on technology and how it might affect human beings in one form or the other. We have seen it all – an implanted recording of life, a technology game show, miniaturisation and so much more. Each episode of the series deals with one aspect of non-existent technology. The episodes are based in either a parallel past or alternative present. The new trailer shows the main characters from the year 1984.
The main character of the storyline is a computer programmer. As a result, he is tasked to building a video game from a novel. Directed by David Slade, the episode trailer showcases the main character being tormented by the game that he is building. He begins to question reality and ultimately is faced with a challenge. The three characters highlighted in the trailer include Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Will Poulter (The Revanant) and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing).
What is a Bandersnatch?
The name Bandersnatch is taken from the 1872 novel ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by writer Lewis Caroll. Bandersnatch is a fictional character developed by the writer. However very little description is known. The only detail that the writer provides is that it has a long neck and snapping jaws. It can also move extremely fast.
From the trailer that we see however, it seems that the artists have re-imagined the Bandersnatch to be more of a feeling and emotion than an actual character. There is a scene where two characters are talking to each other. A poster with a metal monster in the background can be seen with “Metl Hedd” written on it. The creature you can see looks like a metal version of the Bandersnatch that we all saw in Walt Disney Pictures’ Alice in Wonderland (2010).
The new episode for Black Mirror has been released by Netflix and is 1 hour 30 minutes long. The episode starts with a notice asking viewers to keep the mouse close at hand. Netflix allows viewers to choose how the story develops by answering questions in between the episodes. Several games have been developed on a similar concept with alternate endinhgs before. However this is the second time that an interactive episode like this is made. The first was a children’s animation produced by Netflix as well.