‘Black Mirror’ series four has finally arrived on Netflix and while there are many things that make the new series pretty special - don’t worry, we’re not about to drop a load of spoilers - there’s one aspect that will delight many fans.
It’s easy to miss but each of the new episodes has a female protagonist, something co-creator Annabel Jones has discussed in a new interview.
The executive producer worked with Charlie Brooker on the series and has told The Hollywood Reporter that they didn’t set out to create an all-female line-up.
“Charlie and I don’t tend to think about the stories that way. Sometimes, it just comes out,” she said. “But it’s great - great! - that they’re all strong female protagonists. I think what’s lovely about the show is that it’s not a strident statement. It’s more: Why not?
Annabel added that one episode, ‘Crocodile’, was written with a male lead, but things soon changed when Andrea Riseborough arrived to try out for a role.
This series of ‘Black Mirror’ is the second to be produced by Netflix and bosses will hoping to replicate the success - both in terms of critics and award wins - of the first.
‘San Junipero’, the fourth episode of the previous series, had a particularly impressive impact on fans and reviewers, scooping two Emmy Awards along the way.