Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker reveals scrapped scene that brought back old characters

Black Mirror co-creator Charlie Brooker has revealed he scrapped a scene that may have seen the return of key characters. 

The author advised The Independent how the second, initially featured in sequence three episode “Playtest”, would have been interactively “unlocked” by viewers anticipating a second time. 

He defined how the scene in query impressed a twist that nearly featured in Bandersnatch, the choose-your-own-adventure movie that was launched on Netflix in December.


“At one level, there was a bit the place it was going to clarify to [Fionn Whitehead’s Bandersnatch character] Stefan that he was in Black Mirror, however weirdly that was an thought we’d had some time in the past,” he stated. 

“I keep in mind pitching this to Netflix for “Playtest”, which was one of many causes they referred to as us in concerning the interactive stuff,” he continued. “Principally, in the event you went again to look at the episode a second time, it could have unlocked nightmare mode.”

Brooker detailed how characters from basic episodes “White Bear” and “Fifteen Million Deserves” would have returned.

“Within the scene the place Cooper, the character performed by Wyatt Russell, goes mad in the home, there was initially a bit the place he actually discovers he’s a personality in an episode of Black Mirror, and he’s advised what it’s and he’s proven characters from different episodes who’re there in the home with him. There was a bit the place he went in and he noticed Victoria Spillane from “White Bear”, and he discovered himself in one of many rooms from “Fifteen Million Deserves”.” 

He confesses he scrapped the concept as he feared it could be “a bit indulgent.”

“I actually wrote these scenes after which was like: ”F***, that’s gonna be not possible. Let’s not do this,’” he stated.

You possibly can learn the total interview here.


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