UK Channel 4’s stunningly crafted dystopian science fiction anthology Black Mirror has found its cast for the upcoming 90 minute Christmas special.
Jon Hamm (Don Draper in AMC’s Mad Men), Rafe Spall (Noel in Shaun of the Dead), and Oona Chaplin (Rob Stark’s wife Talisa Maegyr in HBO’s Game of Thrones) have joined the cast of the upcoming special which begins filming in the UK this week.
Unfortunately, Black Mirror, which was once unavailable in North America, is only available in the states through satellite provider Direct TV. Black Mirror is a Twilight Zone esque anthology that looks at the potential side effects that could present themselves through the evolution of our current technologies. The series has covered social media, post-mortem messaging, micro-transactions, and reality television in its one off stories.
The Black Mirror Christmas special is said to be made of 3 intertwining tales, with Mad Men’s Hamm appearing in them all.
“I’m revoltingly happy that Jon, Rafe and Oona are participating in the horrible pageant that is Black Mirror.” Said series creator Charlie Brooker, “As far as I’m concerned their presence is a huge Christmas present that’s arrived early.”