Black Mirror is finally coming back with Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul among the star-studded cast
An impressive new cast has been unveiled.
Aaron Paul is set to be part of the cast for the upcoming sixth season of Black Mirror, according to reports.
The hit Netflix anthology series is preparing to return after more than three years away and it seems like the cast has already been lined up, with Breaking Bad star Paul set to feature.
According to Variety, the new faces joining the cast for season six are Aaron Paul, Zazie Beetz, Paapa Essiedu, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Danny Ramirez, Clara Rugaard, Auden Thornton and Anjana Vasan.
Whilst Paul shot to fame for his performance as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, more recently he has starred in hit HBO series Westworld as Caleb Nichols.
Beetz is best known for appearing in Atlanta alongside Donald Glover, while Essiedu has recently appeared in Sky's Gangs of London and The Lazarus Project. Hartnett featured in Sky Atlantic series The Fear Index last year, and Mara starred in comedy-drama film Call Jane.
Ramirez appeared in Top Gun: Maverick, while Danish actor Rugaard fronted the Sky series The Rising. Thornton starred in NBC series This Is Us, while Vasan hit the big time in Channel 4 comedy We Are Lady Parts.
Star-studded cast set for #BlackMirror Season 6
⭐️ Zazie Beetz
⭐️ Aaron Paul
⭐️ Josh Hartnett
⭐️ Paapa Essiedu
⭐️ Kate Mara
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— Fandom (@getFANDOM) July 13, 2022
These names are from just three of the new season's episodes, with more set to feature in other episodes. This actually would not be the first time that Paul has appeared in Black Mirror. He had a brief voice cameo as Gamer 691 in the series four opener, USS Callister.
Earlier this year it was reported that a new series of the dystopian show is on the way, although a release date has yet to be confirmed. What we can be pretty certain of though is that it will be longer than season five, which was made up of just three feature-length episodes.
A source told Variety that the new series will not only be longer but also "even more cinematic in scope." Black Mirror was created by Charlie Brooker and began life on Channel 4 back in 2011, where it had two seasons. But it has grown in popularity and stature since moving to Netflix and gaining a more global audience.
It now attracts some of the biggest names in acting to star in episodes. The last series featured Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus and Andrew Scott, with Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Hamm, Jesse Plemons, Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Whittaker and Letitia Wright just some of those who have appeared in previous seasons.
Season five was released in June 2019, and it's safe to say that quite a lot has gone on in the world since we were last treated to new episodes. So, who knows where the writers will decide to take us.