Entertainment20 October 2016
- Jodie Foster will direct and Rosemarie DeWitt will star in an episode of the fourth season of the critically acclaimed anthology series, Black Mirror, slated to begin production later this year and premiere exclusively worldwide on Netflix in 2017.
- Netflix greenlit twelve episodes of the critically acclaimed and award winning anthology series last year, commissioning House of Tomorrow to produce as a Netflix original series. Split into two seasons of six episodes each, House of Tomorrow's Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones continue to serve as executive producers and showrunners for the new episodes.
- This announcement comes in advance of the anticipated third season of the series, which premieres globally only on Netflix on October 21st.
- Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. 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 reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series has been recognized with an international Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a Rose D’Or and been nominated for a Bafta® award.
- Foster made her motion picture directorial debut in 1991 with the highly acclaimed Little Man Tate, in which she also starred. In 1995, Foster directed her second film, Home for the Holidays, which she also produced. In 2011 she directed The Beaver, which starred Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin and Foster. In 2015 Foster directed the thriller Money Monster which stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell.
- More recently, Foster made her television directorial debut. She directed episodes of two Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Foster received an Emmy Award Nomination and a Director’s Guild Award Nomination for “Best Directing in a Comedy Series” for Orange is the New Black and a Director’s Guild Award Nomination for “Best Directing in a Drama Series” for House of Cards. In addition to directing and producing, Foster is a two time Academy Award winning actress, who has appeared in more than 40 films.
- DeWitt will next be seen in Damien Chazelle’s musical romance La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. She recently wrapped production on the indie-thriller Sweet Virginia, directed by Jamie Dagg and also starred in Amazon’s period drama pilot The Last Tycoon. She was recently seen in Gil Kenan’s remake of Poltergeist and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children. Other credits include Focus Features’ Kill the Messenger opposite Jeremy Renner, Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land, Your Sister’s Keeper, opposite Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass, and Rachel Getting Married.
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About House of Tomorrow
The company builds on the success of numerous award-winning productions that have been penned by Brooker and Executive Produced by Jones including Broadcast Comedy Award-winning and Royal Television Society-nominated detective spoof A Touch of Cloth for Sky One; BAFTA-nominated thriller Dead Set for Channel 4; and the twice Royal Television Society Award-winning, Broadcast Award-winning and twice BAFTA-nominated Wipe programmes for BBC that Brooker writes and presents for BBC. House of Tomorrow is part of Endemol Shine Group.
About ENDEMOL SHINE GROUP
Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group has 120 companies in over 30 markets producing shows in over 50 languages across multiple platforms and genres.
In 2015 Endemol Shine Group’s travelling formats originated from eleven different countries. In addition to long running ’superbrands’ such as Masterchef, Big Brother and Your Face Sounds Familiar the company is rolling out the next generation of shows including Germany’s The Brain, the UK’s Hunted and The Island, Australia’s Spelling Star, France’s Big Music Quiz and more.
The company’s drama portfolio includes international titles such as Humans, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, Kingdom, Grantchester, The Fall andBroadchurch, which have sold in 100 or more markets, as well as non-English language drama travelling internationally such as Intersection from Turkey; Springtide and The Bridge from Sweden, Orpheus Project from Israel and Penoza from The Netherlands.
The Group’s award-winning digital production and distribution studio Endemol Shine Beyond, helps advertisers and brands to engage millennial audiences around the world through popular online content and channels including eSports format Legends of Gaming and lifestyle brand ICON, each with local adaptations in multiple markets.
With other iconic hits including Deal or No Deal, Mr. Bean, The Biggest Loser, The Money Drop and more, Endemol Shine Group produced a total of 733 productions across 68 territories and 256 channels in 2015.