Watch: Creating the Twists and Turns of 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'

Your mission...if you choose to accept it...

Next to Bird Box, David Slade's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has been the most discussed Netflix property of December. Based on the hit episodic series, Black Mirror, this feature-film is interactive in nature, allowing the viewer themselves to choose which way the story develops. Will you accept or decline a proposition? Each choice matters.

While Netflix had experimented with this type of storytelling in the past (primarily on scripted children programming), Bandersnatch represents the most advanced of its kind, and it's left many wondering how the production team pulled it off. Were there multiple scripts in place? Narrative flowcharts? Alternate endings?

Although a little on the lite side, Netflix has released a video that briefly goes over the creative process of bringing Bandersnatch to life (and the complexities involved in doing so). Check it out below....there are no spoilers. 

Have you watched Black Mirror: Bandersnatch yet? Let us know what you thought down in the comments below.      

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This method of storytelling is WAAAAAAY overdue.
We began working on these elements years ago in the game industry for RPG design flowcharts. It's high time film got a similar treatment.

January 4, 2019 at 11:16AM

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