Netflix might make a choose-your-own-adventure 'Black Mirror'

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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.

Netflix decline to comment, other than to direct me to a YouTube video of crickets chirping and an animated GIF of Titus Andromedon casting a spell.

The streaming giant is developing a slate of specials that will allow viewers choose the next storyline in movies and shows - and Black Mirror is among the candidates.

An episode of the award-winning "Black Mirror" will feature "live-action interactive programming" in the show's the fifth season, which is expected to debut sometime in December, Bloomberg says.

The caveat to the Netflix news is that, while nearly all smartphones work with this type of content, only certain TVs and streaming players are compatible with Netflix's interactive adventures - Chromecast and Apple TV do not, for example.

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The fourth season of Black Mirror premiered on Netflix at the end of 2017 with six all-new episodes and a finale that almost felt like an ending to the entire series.

As of now, it's still unclear exactly how complex the experience will be and how many decisions the viewer will be able to make.

Blending elements of video games with traditional TV is an interesting concept and the time has arguably never been better to try it given the widespread availability of high-speed Internet, mobile devices with touchscreens and the mainstream popularity of video games.

Black Mirror has always walked on the cutting edge of suspense, brandishing its signature style of technology-centric horror stories. HBO, one of Netflix's fiercest rivals, released its first interactive TV show earlier this year.

The interactive children's programming was rolled out to test the waters for adults, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.

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