Usually, we get to tell you about books being turned into TV shows or movies these days, but in a fun twist, it looks as if ‘Black Mirror‘ is going to be adapted into print! Penguin Random House has worked out a deal to release a three-volume set of original books which will be inspired by the show and publication is already lined up to begin in 2018. Charlie Booker, the creator of the series, will be editing the books and each volume “will be a collection of original, mid-length stories penned by soon to be announced popular writers.”
With this anthology based television series having each episode focusing on a unique social issue which is happening or could from our advancements in technology, it seems like the perfect series for a set of anthologies based around the same subject.
According to Booker:
“All-new Black Mirror stories from exciting authors — that’s a joyous prospect. And they’re appearing in a high-tech new format known as a ‘book.’ Apparently, you just have to glance at some sort of ‘ink code’ printed on paper and images and sounds magically appear in your head, enacting the story. Sounds far-fetched to me, but we’ll see.”
The first set of these anthologies is set for February of 2018 with the next two planning on being dropped in Autumn of both 2018 and 2019. If the books are a hit and the show continues past a fourth season on Netflix, we might even hear of another collection of stories being released in print down the line as well.
Are you happy to hear that you’ll soon be able to read ‘Black Mirror’ and not just watch it? Which author or authors do you think would be perfect for this set of anthologies? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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