Black Mirror is known for taking fans to dark and terrifying places. But Netflix shocked fans on Friday when it announced that the popular series' next destination isn't another trip into the psyche of a tech-addled mind but, instead, YouTube. The streaming giant confirmed that Little Black Mirror, a three-part promotional video series for the international hit series, will debut on Netflix América Latina's YouTube channel on May 26, according to Variety.
The series will feature prominent Latinx social media celebrities, including Juanpa Zurita, Lele Pons, and Rudy Mancuso, who also directed the series and wrote the score. According to a Netflix representative, these personalities, who hail from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil, created their own versions of Black Mirror. Additionally, actress Maia Mitchell (The Last Summer, Good Trouble), DJ Alesso, and YouTube stars Jeff Wittek, Delaney Glazer, Anwar Jibawi, and Hannah Stocking will make appearances.
Mancuso shared a teaser clip of Little Black Mirror to his Twitter page, and from the looks of things, he stayed true to what we've come to expect from Black Mirror masterminds, Charlie Booker and Annabel Jones. The cast uses futuristic gadgets, don VR headsets and, in some instances, seem to be "plugged in" themselves. The soundtrack also adds to the overall eeriness.
Netflix has upped the amount of Spanish-speaking or Latinx-driven content in recent years with shows like Ingobernable, La Niña, One Day At a Time, Narcos, and comedy specials like Cristela Alonzo. The streaming giant has a long way to go before its content fairly represents the growing Latinx population in the U.S., and the millions of viewers in Mexico, Central America, and South America, but series like Little Black Mirror are a start. (Though, it would be great to see such series with their own slots on Netflix's official platform.)
Little Black Mirror drops on May 26 on Netflix América Latina. The service will release two subsequent episodes on June 2 and June 6.
Correction: An original version of this article called Little Black Mirror a spinoff; it's not. The three-episode series is a promotional video series.