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Black Mirror may return to ‘world’ of San Junipero, says Charlie Brooker

Black Mirror may return to ‘world’ of San Junipero, says Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker, creator of TV series Black Mirror, has discussed returning to the ‘world’ of San Junipero in a future episode.

The season 3 standout featured a bisexual character and same-sex storyline. It won two Emmys.

In it, two elderly women Kelly [Gugu Mbatha-Raw] and Yorkie [Mackenzie Davis] meet in a simulated reality, as avatars of their younger selves.

‘We have discussed [returning to a story],’ Brooker said at Latitude Festival in Suffolk, England at the weekend. ‘With San Junipero we – but never say never – wouldn’t return to those characters. It feels to us, I think, that we told that story. It felt right to leave them where they were.

‘The world of San Junipero, that backdrop – that’s quite a rich environment for whatever ideas we had that we didn’t use in the end.’

‘Yorkie goes looking for Kelly and discovers Kelly in a kindergarden’

He then continued: ’For instance there was a scene originally where Yorkie goes looking for Kelly and discovers Kelly in a kindergarden looking after some kids. Which, later on, when you work out everyone there is dead, becomes a very poignant scene and setting.

‘But it was too strong a flavor to just drop in casually in that story. That’s the sort of thing you could potentially return to. So we occasionally discuss it. We haven’t done it yet but we may do it in the future.’

Season 6 of Black Mirror, released this year, featured Striking Vipers, another episode that explored themes of sexuality.

The show is produced by Annabel Jones.

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