Despite fans worrying that Bandersnatch was the whole thing
Bandersnatch, the new Black Mirror film, released on Friday (December 28) and instantly became hugely popular. Since then, people have been tweeting nonstop about their decisions in the interactive adventure and – more often – mourning how much they’re messing up the main character’s life.
At first, it seemed like there was something else to be mourning on the release date of Bandersnatch, though. Upon realising it was a single “episode”, rather than a whole series, many fans took to Twitter to express their sadness/disappointment/absolute fury.
i've been waiting super impatiently for the new Black Mirror for soooo long & FINALLY we get it & it's only ONE EPISODE? & it's a choose your own adventure? I'm already so stressed out over this & the show is stressful enough to watch. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME BLACK MIRROR?— Haley (@haleyclark) December 28, 2018
That Bandersnatch was good but I’m ready for Black Mirror new season now....— William H. Holla (@MrADotBoogie) December 29, 2018
i’m excited about black mirror but i’m to greedy for this shit. it’s only one episode— k.janay (@keyairahjanay) December 29, 2018
But Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed, has come to the rescue. “Netflix has told me that the fifth season of Black Mirror is still to come in 2019,” he writes in a tweet. “Bandersnatch was not the fifth season, but a standalone interactive film, in case you were wondering.”
As expected, the reaction to this apparent confirmation of a new series in the new year was as big as the one that preceded it.
We all wish they would just hurry up, tbh.