Netflix working on interactive TV shows

Netflix working on interactive TV shows

Netflix working on interactive TV shows

Soon you'll allegedly be able to choose whether an episode of Black Mirror has a bleak ending or an even bleaker ending.

This will be Netflix's first live-action project with their interactive model, and the company is expected to do at least one more in the future.

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg is reporting that Netflix is developing a slate of specials that will let viewers choose the next storyline in a TV episode or movie, essentially allowing the viewers to decide how their favourite show will end.

The new season of Black Mirror is set to be released in December 2019, so you don't have too long to wait.

Given its sci-fi and anthological nature, Black Mirror pretty much the flawless test dummy, as each episode stands alone, with each utilizing a completely different setting, cast of characters, and overall style and structure. Black Mirror lends itself to that type of idea really well, so it will be very interesting to see how they pull it off.

I'm already intrigued and I think this will be the first episode I watch of the season. As Netflix expands around the world, it's looking for new ways to lure customers.

In June of this year, TechRadar broke the news that Netflix had partnered with Telltale Games to bring an adaptation of its popular Minecraft Story Mode game to Netflix's Choose Your Own Adventure formula. Later this year, they're going to outdo themselves by making a choose-your-own-adventure episode for Charlie Brooker's futuristic technology-based dystopia, Black Mirror. Earlier this year, HBO released their own interactive program. Netflix's approach seems much different, and much more direct, though. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone - a Black Mirror reflection.

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