Black Mirror season five’s release date has been “shifted back” because of Bandersnatch

With Bandersnatch now on Netflix it’s inevitable that people are asking when to expect season five of Black Mirror.

The basic idea of the interactive Bandersnatch is you can control the choices Stefan makes throughout, with each decision leading you down a different narrative path.

There are five proper endings after you answer questions like Frosties or Sugar Puffs? or harder ones like kill or bury dad?

But with such a larger complex project on their hands creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have admitted season five has been delayed a little.

Thanks to all the work Bandersnatch took, the new episodes had to be pushed back.

Season five is due later in 2019. Netflix hasn’t confirmed an exact date yet or episode count.

Black Mirror season five's release date has been "shifted back" because of Bandersnatch

Black Mirror Bandersnatch
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Talking to Hollywood Reporter about Bandersnatch Jones said: "There’s so much content and not reflected in the content is the craftsmanship, and what you have to take out to make the world exist — or feel as if it does exist in one cohesive world.

"So it did take an enormous amount of time and as a result, then season five sort of gets shifted back a little bit.

"But this is such a huge, interesting new opportunity for Netflix that we’re a part of. And there is so much fun to be had with it. That’s one thing that I hope people take away from it: I hope that you just enjoy the experience."

So if you’re wondering why you have to wait a little longer for season five, the answer is one word: Bandersnatch.

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