Skip Nav
British Celebrities
We Really Really Really Want a Spice Girls Tour of the UK
Who Are Jack Brooksbank's Parents?
The Royals
The Unexpected Way Princess Eugenie and Fiancé Jack Brooksbank Are Related
The Royals
35 York Family Photos That Show How Close They've Stayed After Dealing With Divorce

Does All of Black Mirror Happen in the Same Universe?

Charlie Brooker Finally Confirms One of the Craziest Black Mirror Theories

Season four of Black Mirror boldly goes where no season of the dystopian series has gone before. There's the Charlie Brooker-created show's first foray into black and white with "Metalhead," the first time a story was set inside a space epic with "USS Callister," and the first explicit acknowledgement that all of Black Mirror is taking place inside a shared universe thanks to the season's last episode, "Black Museum." There have been plenty of clues that all of the episodes over the years have been linked — the song that plays at least once a season, all of those Victoria Skillane Easter eggs — but Brooker had yet to confirm or deny the connected universe theory himself.

In one of the behind-the-scenes featurettes Netflix released to go along with season four, Brooker sits down for a quick chat about the latest six episodes. In addition to commenting on why he decided to create the bleak series, he discusses how "Black Museum" changes things.

"People used to say to me, 'Are these all set in one shared universe?' And I'd say, 'Absolutely not,'" he recalled. "But now for the first time, I think one of our stories explicitly starts referring to things that happened in other episodes."

ADVERTISEMENT

The episode in question is, of course, "Black Museum," which follows a young woman as she explores a creepy museum full of artifacts from high-tech crimes that have happened throughout multiple seasons of Black Mirror: the iPad from "Arkangel," the bee drone from "Hated in the Nation," and the bloody bathtub from "Crocodile," among many others. The museum is a true house of horrors (or "a walk down memory lane," if you ask Brooker), and it finally gives fans of the show a concrete link between all the different storylines.

In a second featurette specifically about the "Black Museum" episode, actor Douglas Hodge — who plays sleazy museum proprietor Rolo Haynes — doubles down on what Brooker said about the shared universe: "This is one of the few stories, I think, that does acknowledge all the other stories and all the other worlds that have been created."

From Our Partners
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Cast Rom-Com Moments
I Am a Killer Season 1 Stories
Who Plays Peter in To All the Boys I've Loved Before?
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Book and Movie Differences
Alyssa Milano Quotes on Insatiable Fat-Shaming Controversy
Orange Is the New Black Season 7 Theories
Who Plays Christian on Insatiable?
Who Plays Brick on Insatiable?
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Pictures
Miguel Angel Martinez's Story on I Am a Killer
What Did Frieda Do to Red on Orange Is the New Black?
Why Every Orange Is the New Black Inmate Is in Prison
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds