09/11/2016 15:05 GMT | Updated 09/11/2016 19:47 GMT

Black Mirror Creators Confirm Donald Trump's Win Is Not Part Of An Episode

'This is reality.'

Donald Trump is going to be the president of the United States of America. Let that sink in for a moment.

Yes, it seems like it could be an episode of Black Mirror.

In fact, the makers of the hit dystopian series have had to clarify that the revelation was neither a marketing ploy or indeed an entire episode of Black Mirror:

Charlie Brooker, the show’s creator who also produces an annual “Wipe” each year, also tweeted following Trump’s victory:

In fact, a number of people have suggested we are all actually just living in Black Mirror episode...

The news of Trump’s victory also compelled people to re-share a clip of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow confirmed that this was not, in fact, all a horrible dream.

She made the public service announcement following the revelations about Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” comments - and many are finding it more pertinent than ever before now.

She told viewers: “You’re awake by the way. You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream.

“Also you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell.

“This is your life now. This is our election now. This is us. This is our country.

“It’s real.”