The creator has hit the pause button. Viewers who have been looking forward to a Black Mirror Season 6 will have to wait a little longer. Creator Charlie Brooker has officially announced the show has been put on hold.

If you’ve watched the often dark episodes, you know the show’s main focus is on the consequences advancing technology could have on humanity.

According to the creator, that isn’t what audiences need at the moment.

In an interview with Radio Times, Brooker admitted that he’s been working, however, he isn’t currently planning on releasing a season 6 of the series anytime soon.

The creator feels it wouldn’t be smart to premiere another season of the dystopian show due to the current pandemic.

He says he doesn’t know whether fans would be able to “stomach” the concept, “At the moment, I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those.”

Instead, Brooker admits he’s working on more uplifting projects, “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

An extended hiatus isn’t unusual for fans of the series. Although It’s been just under a year since season 5 was released, season 4 dates back as far as 2017, and season 1 in 2011.

If you’re looking for a way to pass the time until the dystopian show returns, you can check out Amazon Prime’s new series Upload that is being compared to both Black Mirror and The Good Place.

Fans can also enjoy all 5 seasons of Black Mirror along with the show's interactive movie Bandersnatch, currently streaming on Netflix.

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