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Black Mirror returns

Channel 4's award winning trilogy, Black Mirror, produced by Zeppotron, will return with three brand new films in 2013.

Head of Comedy, Shane Allen has commissioned a further 3 x 60 programmes, penned by Charlie Brooker. Filming will start in August 2012.

The critically acclaimed drama series collected a Golden Rose Award for the first series of films and achieved an extremely high 2.1mVoD views (post 7 days of TX).

Shane Allen said: "British drama seems particularly obsessed with murder and the past, often together. Black Mirror is a rare modern look at where society and individuals could be headed given the all-pervasive deluge of social media and technology. Charlie Brooker exudes that same pioneering spirit of Dennis Potter and Chris Morris with their daring, complex, compelling originality."

Charlie Brooker says: "Half of the things in the first run of Black Mirror seem to be on the verge of coming true. They've got prisoners in Brazilian prisons pedalling on exercise bikes to reduce their sentences (not entirely dissimilar to the episode 15 Million Merits) and Google Glass looks like copyright infringement as far as The Entire History of You is concerned. Thankfully no-one carried out a hideous form of blackmail involving a pig. Anyway, if the stories from the second run start coming true then we're REALLY in trouble."

Annabel Jones, Managing Director of Zepporton added: "The success of series one proves there's an appetite for satirical drama. Charlie is an exceptional writer and we are extremely excited and proud to be producing a second series of Black Mirror"

Endemol Worldwide Distribution (EWD) holds global television distribution rights and has sold the first series to broadcasters in Australia, Spain, Italy, Israel, Sweden, Belgium and across Central and Eastern Europe.

Black Mirror will be Executive Produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones and series produced by Barney Reisz for Zeppotron.

Notes to Editors:

The series received widespread critical acclaim when it aired in the UK in December 2011:

"Among the most imaginative programmes seen on TV for years... Powerful and thought-provoking... Challenging and intelligent... You'll be reflecting on Black Mirror for some time to come." The Times

"Thrillingly, unsettlingly modern...Brooker's bleakest, funniest imaginings in this terrific satire." Time Out

"One of the TV highlights of the year." Heat Magazine

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