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Netflix commissions Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror as an Original series

Netflix has commissioned Endemol UK production unit House of Tomorrow to shoot 12 new epsodes of critically acclaimed show Black Mirror.

House of Tomorrow founders Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes of Black Mirror for Channel 4, will continue to produce in addition to serving as show runners.

On Black Mirror being snapped up by Netflix after airing two seasons on Channel 4, Brooker said: “It's all very exciting - a whole new bunch of Black Mirror episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable.

“Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that 'Black Mirror' feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true."

Cindy Holland, vice president original content, Netflix, added: “Charlie has created a one-of-a-kind series with an uncanny voice and prescient, darkly comedic vision. We're tremendously proud to bring Black Mirror to our members as a Netflix original series.”

Brooker, who will write much of the new season, tweeted a teaser.

Channel 4 told Digital Spy it has ‘first-look rights to new episodes in the UK'.

The announcent comes a day after Netflix released research claiming it can pinpoint to the episode, the moment viewers get hooked on its shows.

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