Looks like we may be getting new episodes of Black Mirror soon 1 week ago

Looks like we may be getting new episodes of Black Mirror soon

Could it be?

After what felt like an eternity, the fourth season of Black Mirror hit our televisions, laptops, tablets and phones last year.

And there were plenty of jaw-dropping moments in store throughout the six episodes - which left fans, understandably, wanting more.

The series was renewed for a fifth season on the streaming service earlier this year, and we've been waiting for news on a release date ever since.

And it looks like Charlie Brooker's tech series  may be back sooner than we thought - by the end of the month, to be exact.

A since-deleted tweet said to be from @NXonNetflix - the social media hub for everything super, sci-fi, the fantastic, and beyond - hints that something called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch will be released on December 28.

Whether Bandersnatch is the title of an episode (the choose your own adventure one, maybe?) or some kind of theme of the series (à la American Horror Story) is not clear.

And, actually, it could all just be one big hoax. After all, what better way to trick fans of the tech-obsessed fans of the show?

Even it's not an actual release date it's looking likely that we'll see the return of Black Mirror some time late in the year - either 2018 or 2019 (fingers crossed).

The two series' commissioned by Netflix - 3 and 4 - were released in the later half of the year, with seasons 3 making it out in October 2016 and season 4 released in December 2017.

So it seems a surefire bet that season 5 will be out soon(ish).

It's also unclear how many episodes there will be in the anthology's fifth season.

While seasons 1 and 2 had just three episodes each (and then there was the one-off Christmas special), the straight-to-Netflix episodes were meant to be a 12-episode season.

The 12 episode order later got divided into two separate six episode seasons, so we're remaining hopeful that season 5 will bring just as many eerie tales.