Charlie Brooker is proving to be a very busy man as of late. His science fiction series Black Mirror was first released on British television in 2011, then bought by Netflix in 2016. The latest news is that the series has now inspired a range of books.
The original production company, Endemol, described the series as: “a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world”.
Recently, Charlie Brooker announced how the novels based on Black Mirror will give us “new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world”. The first book is scheduled for release on the 20th of February 2018. A range of different authors will pen the short-story novels with Brooker at the editorial helm.
According to the BBC, Brooker has said: “All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors – that’s a joyous prospect. And they’re appearing in a high-tech new format known as a book.
“Apparently, you just have to glance at some sort of ink code printed on paper and images and sounds magically appear in your head, enacting the story. Sounds far-fetched to me, but we’ll see.”
The as-of-yet unnamed authors of the book series will be “leading names in the literary world”.
This is exciting news for fans of both science fiction and Black Mirror!
The fantasy-comedy novel is the story of the birth of the Antichrist (the son of Satan), and the bringing about of the End of Times. Written in a way that only Pratchett and Gaiman can- with wit, humour, and intelligence, the novel has previously been adapted for BBC radio.
Over the years there have been talks about a movie version of Good Omens, directed by Terry Gilliam, but after issues with funding (or lack thereof), and red tape with Hollywood ‘suits’, the film unfortunately never came to fruition.
Especially that scene where Mr Darcy is all damp from his swim… *swoon*
Anyway, good news everybody! British television company ITV have announced they are producing another remake of the classic book, with a few adjustments to the frills and corsets we all recognise from period dramas.
The family restaurant, Bob’s Burgers, is run by the whole family and everyone helps where they can from refilling napkin dispensers to repeatedly sitting on new chairs to release the squeaky fart noises before customers can use them.
The previous instalment, A Dance With Dragons, was published in 2011, and fans eagerly await the next book, The Winds of Winter. Meanwhile the television series based on the books, A Game of Thrones, has taken on a life of its own…
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