Thorpe Park to unveil 'Black Mirror' labyrinth experience

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Daniel Kaluuya and Jessica Brown Findlay in Black Mirror (Credit: C4)

If you were quite unsettled enough by watching Black Mirror on your TV, how about bringing it into real life?

Thorpe Park has revealed that it is to open a new 'labyrinth' attraction, the world's first 'live Black Mirror experience'.

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According to the theme park, the attraction features 'cutting-edge visual technology and sensory-defying environments'.

Reads the official website: “Will you keep your grip on reality or will you lose yourself in the mainframe as this unpredictable digitised dimension reveals an uneasy truth that manipulates and displaces your very existence?”

The Black Mirror labyrinth (Credit: Thorpe Park)

Visitors will be able to experience the new attraction when the park re-opens after its winter hiatus on March 27.

Former TV critic and writer Charlie Brooker's unsettling sci-fi series, a modern take on shows like Tales of the Unexpected or The Twilight Zone, first aired on Channel 4 in 2011.

It aired two seasons on UK terrestrial TV before Netflix bought the show in 2015, where it has sat ever since.

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A fifth series, comprising three episodes, aired in summer last year, along with its first feature, the ground-breaking interactive episode Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, in which viewers could choose their own route through the show's narrative.

It was so-named after a creature in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass.

It's not yet known when we might see a sixth season of the show, however.

In January, Brooker and his co-showrunner Annabel Jones’ company House of Tomorrow departed Endemol Shine Group, which produced the series, and holds its rights.

Variety reported that there are now 'concerns' around the show's intellectual property, so if there is a sixth season ordered by Netflix, it may not arrive for some time yet.