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Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall & Oona Chaplin set for Black Mirror Xmas Special

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Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Million Dollar Arm), Rafe Spall (One Day, I Give It A Year) and Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones, The Crimson Field) are confirmed to co-star in the Black Mirror feature-length special due on Channel 4 this Christmas.

The 90-minute seasonal special may well be the most mind-bending episode yet, showcasing three interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia this December. It will start filming in the UK this week.

Jon Hamm's character appears in all three stories contained within the as yet unnamed episode, binding them together into a suitably unsettling whole.

Jon Hamm said: “I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special. I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception.

Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I'm honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have asked me to participate in wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.”

Creator Charlie Brooker said: “I'm revoltingly happy that Jon, Rafe and Oona are participating in the horrible pageant that is Black Mirror. As far as I'm concerned their presence is a huge Christmas present that's arrived early."

Black Mirror is an anthology series which taps into our contemporary unease about the modern world. Its stand-alone dramas are sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent – all audacious ‘What if’ stories.

Black Mirror is produced by Barney Reisz and executive produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones through their production company, House of Tomorrow, an Endemol company. The Christmas special was commissioned by Rachel Springett for Channel 4 and is directed by Carl Tibbetts.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution (EWD) holds global television distribution rights and has sold Black Mirror to broadcasters in over 80 countries including the US, China, Russia, Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy, Israel, Sweden and across Central and Eastern Europe.

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