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New season of "Black Mirror" picked up by Netflix

"Black Mirror" is coming back.

The critically acclaimed British sci-fi series will return for 12 new episodes as a Netflix original.

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the executive producers of the anthology series' first seven episodes, are back for season 3. Brooker has already started writing for the next season, which will enter production in 2016 in the U.K.

"It's all very exciting -- a whole new bunch of 'Black Mirror' episodes on the most fitting platform imaginable," said Brooker. "Netflix connects us with a global audience so that we can create bigger, stranger, more international and diverse stories than before, whilst maintaining that 'Black Mirror' feel. I just hope none of these new story ideas come true."

In November 2012, "Black Mirror" took home Best TV Movie/Mini-series at the International Emmy Awards.

Seasons 1 and 2 of the show featured different story lines and actors in each episode -- all focusing on the current and future impact of technology. The first three episodes debuted in 2011, and another three came in 2013. Just one episode surfaced in 2014.

Lauren Moraski

Lauren Moraski is managing editor of entertainment at

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