Black Mirror: Did Netflix accidentally reveal a season 5 premiere date?


If you were paying attention, you may have caught Netflix’s deleted tweet regarding Black Mirror season 5!

Black Mirror is a show that drives fans crazy with its mind-boggling stories and plots. Before it became a Netflix original, the series was known to have long gaps between each season. Last year, season 4 blew everyone away and now we are eagerly awaiting news regarding the fifth season.

And we sort of got it the other day–by accident. Earlier this week, Netflix tweeted something about a single episode from season 5 with a title and premiere date. But it was then deleted and we’ve heard nothing official since then. Ugh, why Netflix, why?

The date reported in the tweet was for Dec. 28th and the episode title was “Bandersnatch”. Well, at least we think it’s just an episode. Speculation has been made that we could be getting just one episode, instead of an entire season given the way it was written in the tweet. We sure hope that’s not the case because one episode is simply not enough.

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For those of you who don’t know, the Bandersnatch is a creature in one of Lewis Carroll’s books. Carroll is the author behind Alice in Wonderland and the Bandersnatch appears in Through the Looking-Glass. You’re probably thinking what we’re thinking. How crazy could this episode potentially be?!

However, TVGuide has also figured out that the Bandersnatch might have something to do with a computer game from 1984 by the same name. Not to mention, set photos reveal that the episode takes place in 1984. Coincidence? A fan also pointed out that there is mention of the word Bandersnatch in the season 3 episode, “Playtest”.

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Apparently, many conclusions can be drawn from Netflix’s Black Mirror tweet, and until we get official confirmation from the streaming service, your guess is as good as ours.

What did you think of Netflix’s Black Mirror tweet-cident? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comments below!