Black Mirror Season 6 Adds Salma Hayek & Schitt’s Creek Star Annie Murphy

The upcoming sixth season of Black Mirror continues to round out its star-studded cast, with both Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard star Salma Hayek and Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy set to join the dark and twisted anthology series. According to a report by Variety, both are now in talks to join the forthcoming series, though details of their respective roles currently remain a secret.

Salma Hayek is best known for roles in the likes of From Dusk till Dawn, Frida, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the Grown Ups franchise, The Hitman’s Bodyguard and its sequel, the Marvel outing Eternals, and House of Gucci from director Ridley Scott. Meanwhile, Annie Murphy has recently seen her star rise thanks roles in Schitt’s Creek and Kevin Can F**k Himself.

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Beginning life in the United Kingdom and airing on Channel 4, Black Mirror is an anthology series that revolves around people’s personal lives and how technology manipulates their behavior. Often using grim sci-fi settings to comment and explore contemporary, dystopian themes, Black Mirror has been compared to such iconic shows as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.

The first season of Black Mirror consists of just three episodes, the first of which was entitled The National Anthem, and begins when a member of the British royal family is kidnapped, with the kidnapper declaring that they will only be released if the British prime minister Michael Callow has sexual intercourse with a pig on live television. Since then, the show has dealt with memory implants, android versions of deceased boyfriends, simulated realities, online dating, and everything in between.

Black Mirror has been met with rave reviews since it began back in 2011 and has since been awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie three times. The last time audiences delved into the disturbing world of Black Mirror was back in 2019, with creator Charlie Brooker hesitant to bring the show back for another round due to the rather depressing state of the world lately.

“I don’t know what stomach there would be for stories about societies falling apart, so I’m not working away on one of those,” he said back in 2020. “I’m sort of keen to revisit my comic skill set, so I’ve been writing scripts aimed at making myself laugh.”

Black Mirror Season 6 Already Has a Stacked Cast

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Salma Hayek and Annie Murphy would join an already stacked cast for Black Mirror Season 6, which includes Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Paapa Essiedu (Gangs of London), Josh Hartnett (Wrath of Man, The Fear Index), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, Call Jane), Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), Clara Rugaard (The Rising), Auden Thornton (This Is Us), and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts).

At the time, it was reported that the likes of Joker and Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul, and the rest of the talented names already mentioned, will feature in just three of the episodes that will make up Black Mirror Season 6. Meaning that, alongside both Salma Hayek and Annie Murphy, even more A-list names are due to be revealed.

Black Mirror Season 6 does not yet have a release date, but will debut on Netflix.