Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, An Interactive Episode That Lets Viewers Decide How the Story Progresses

Netflix has released a very provocative trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch featuring a young programmer named Stefan (Fionn Whitehead) who in 1984 begins to lose touch with reality as he embarks upon the enormous project of adapting a fantasy novel into a cohesive video adventure game. The further Stefan advances in his coding, the weirder and more dangerous his life gets.

I keep having these vivid dreams like thinking weird things. …we’re gonna be a Hit Factory like Motown for computer games… it’s an adventure game based the book. Jerome F. Davies was a genius. …Wasn’t he that bloke who went cuckoo and cut his wife’s head off?

What’s unique about this episode of Black Mirror is that it is an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure style format, letting the viewer decide how the story progresses with multiple possible endings.

Bandersnatch premieres on Netflix December 28, 2018.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.