Charlie Brooker's creepy British dystopian series Black Mirror is back this month for a one off feature-length Christmas Special. Nothing says Christmas like sinister Jon Hamm and a real life version of Social Media's blocking functions, right?

The special follows the series usual anthology format by weaving together three different stories - starring Hamm, Rafe Spall and Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin - about the darker side of futuristic smart technology, including a real-life blocking function and what looks like Chaplain's character being uploaded into a digital system. Here's the official description from Channel 4:

In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt (Jon Hamm) and Potter (Rafe Spall), share a Christmas meal together and swap creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world.

Matt is a charismatic American trying to bring the reserved, secretive Potter out of his shell. Are both men who they appear to be? Along the way we see Jon Hamm offering an unusual form of romantic guidance to an inexperienced young man, watch Oona Chaplin thrust headlong into a nightmarish world of 'smart' gadgetry, and explore what might happen if you could 'block' people in real life, just as you can on Facebook or Twitter.

Ah yes. Exactly what you want for Christmas!

Black Mirror: White Christmas airs in the UK on December 16th, at 9pm on Channel Four. Good news, US readers - you can finally catch up with what the fuss is all about on Netflix!


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