Jon Hamm and Oona Chaplin will be in Black Mirror's Christmas Special

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Charlie Brooker's fantastic dystopic anthology series Black Mirror is returning to Channel 4 later this December for a Christmas special - and it's got one hell of a cast.

The 90 minute special, which begins filming this week, will feature three interwoven stories - all connected through Jon Hamm's character - of 'Yuletide techno-paranoia' according to the broadcaster. I don't know about you guys, but nothing says 'Christmas' to me like a bit of good ol' techno-paranoia. Hamm himself had this to say in a statement released by Channel 4:

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special. I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception. Its dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I'm honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have asked me to participate in wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.


Hamm will be joined in the special by Game of Thrones and The Crimson Field star Oona Chaplin, as well as Rafe Spall (The Shadow Line, Prometheus).

[The Guardian]

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Rafe Spall is one of those lucky guys, like Matthew Lewis, who got hit with the handsome stick when they got into their early 20s.

But yeah, this is great news. I'm really looking forward to this.