Netflix has also given some details about each episode, releasing a short individual teaser to go with each one. "Arkangel" is the Jodie Foster-directed episode that asks some pretty darn good questions about parenting - like, "should I stick a needle in my kid's temple so that I can control them?" This promises to be another mind-bending season of highly eerie episodes, with "U.S.S. Callister" being a particularly intriguing proposition.
USS Callister, directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock) and starring Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, and Michaela Coel. As Kiran Sonia Sawar notes, however, "memories can be subjective", and they're hardly a ideal record of events. In this episode's futuristic world, a dating app (or "system", as they call it) not only decides who you can date, but decides when your relationship will expire. Basically, it sounds like a technological based version of The Lobster, coming from director Tim Van Patten. Charlie Brooker's dark anthology series offers a bleak view of the present and future of humanity, but it's nearly always a mind-bending ride. David Slade (Breaking Bad, American Gods) directs the episode and Maxine Peake stars in the lead. Finally, "Black Museum" will wrap up the fourth season with a tourist trap crime museum that has a deadly and "shocking star attraction".
After fearing the worst case scenario when her daughter mysteriously vanishes and returns back seamlessly, a dire mother is willing to attempt anything to stop the occurrence of unfolding again. "Crocodile" is a bleak, dark, paranoid, techno-noir thriller.
Shadowing a woman whose comrades are maimed by a mystical "dog" at a storage facility, "Metalhead" is a trail story set against the vacant post-apocalyptic landform of the Scottish moors. And then you have "Black Museum, ' which is Stephen King-esque campfire horror tale telling".
The announcement was made at the end of a trailer released today (6 December) for the upcoming run of six standalone episodes.