Black Mirror’s first two seasons were on Channel 4 in the UK, but not for this new third season. Here’s how to watch Black Mirror Season 3 and what to expect from the programme.

How to watch Black Mirror for free: What is Black Mirror about? 

One of the sleeper hits of the past five years, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is making a sensational return. Brooker, the man behind cult classics such as Nathan Barley, debuted Black Mirror on Channel 4 back in 2011 to rave reviews. 

Its depiction of life in a universe slightly ahead and slightly parallel to our own was stark – technology took a centre stage as morality, violence, sex and human interaction blurred to tell ambiguous tales of dystopia. So far, so bleak.

The news that Channel 4 was not to show the long awaited third season was met by a few groans in the PC Advisor office. How hard will it be to watch the new Black Mirror?

After Mad Men’s Jon Hamm featured in the 2014 Christmas special, Black Mirror has got bigger with stars like Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, The Help) at the helm to ramp up global interest in the fatal flaws of the human condition. Technology, and our reliance on and addiction to it, often takes centre stage.

How to watch Black Mirror for free: When is Black Mirror Season 3 on? 

Black Mirror Season 3 will premiere on Friday 21 October exclusively on Netflix.

Like with other Netflix Original Series such as Stranger Things, the whole season will be available to view rather than a staggered release. Bingers rejoice.

There will be six episodes in total, with runtimes between an hour and an hour and a half. Rumours suggest this is the first half of a 12-part season, with Netflix indulging the (annoying) American tendency to split seasons for maximum hype machine vibes.

How to watch Black Mirror for free: Stream Black Mirror 

If you are a Netflix subscriber, all you have to do is sign in from 12.01am on Friday 21 October in the UK to watch the new season of Black Mirror. 

If you are not a Netflix subscriber, don’t worry – it’s very affordable, from just £5.99 per month for a basic subscription. Even the Premium package is £8.99 per month, less than a cinema ticket. 

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At present Netflix is also offering the first month of a new subscription entirely free – so you can technically catch Black Mirror on the day it comes out totally free of charge. Just remember that you’ll be paying after that month, so you’ll have to remember to cancel your subscription if you don’t want it.

However it’s a great price for a subscription service and there’s tons to watch. Here’s our list of the best films on Netflix

You can even watch US Netflix in the UK if you have a UK subscription. The US often has different titles on offer. Here is our guide on how to do it.

So take a peek into Black Mirror. Just remember that the reflection can be disturbing.