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Netflix’s latest Black Mirror “event,” a film titled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, launched on the streaming service on Friday. The film has garnered attention for its interactive elements, thus capitalizing on a decision-based system announced in June 2017, and fans of the dark-technology series may very well be excited to tap away and decide the film’s fate.

One thing fans may be more confused about, however, is the series’ murky fate in the wake of the film’s launch. As conflicting reports began to circulate, we reached out to Netflix to confirm some good news: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is not the only Black Mirror episode in the series’ “fifth season” order.

A lengthy New York Times feature about Bandersnatch‘s creation and production concludes with a particularly vague response to questions about future episodes: “‘We’re doing more optimistic episodes and stories, rather than just dystopian and negative ones,’ Brooker said. ‘We want to keep the show interesting for us.’ He and Jones were, however, extremely hazy on when the next episodes would arrive. Bandersnatch consumed all their attention for a year.”

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