Shows to Tide You Over Until “Black Mirror” Returns for Season 5

Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden in "Electric Dreams"

After binge-watching all four seasons of Netflix’s Black Mirror, and reaching every possible ending on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you must be wondering how you are going to fill the time until the hit Charlie Brooker show returns for season 5 later this year.

Well, you’re in luck, because if you love Black Mirror, here are a couple of shows that can help tide you over.

Electric Dreams

Based on sci-fi author Philip K. Dick’s work, Electric Dreams is another anthology series that transports the viewer into incredible worlds beyond the reach of the imagination. Its first season is made up of 10 stand-alone 50-minute episodes, each based on a different short story.

It also has a star-studded cast, including Game of Thrones‘ Richard Madden, Steve Buscemi, True Blood‘s Anna Paquin, Harry Potter‘s Timothy Spall and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston (who is also credited as executive producer), among many others.

Where can you watch it? Amazon Video, iTunes, and Channel 4’s On Demand in the UK.

Weird City

In this anthology show from YouTube Premium, you will visit the city of Weird, which is quite literally divided by a barrier called “The Line,” with the Haves living “Above the Line” and the Have-Nots living “Below the Line.”

Unlike Black Mirror and Electric Dreams, the characters of Weird City all inhabit the same physical space, with some minor characters appearing in more than one episode, giving the show cohesiveness.

This show by Charlie Sanders and Jordan Peele only has six 20-minute-long episodes, but they’re each wonderfully bizarre in their own right.

Weird City also boasts a top cast of big names, including Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner and Teen Wolf), Ed O’Neill (Married… With Children and Modern Family), Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Arrested Development), Sara Gilbert (Roseanne), Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead and Okja), Hannah Simone (New Girl) and many others.

Where can you watch it? YouTube Premium (though the first two episodes are available for free)