Black Mirror - Bandersnatch - Official Trailer

Publication Title
Black Mirror
Publication/Creation Date
February 16 2019
Charlie Brooker (creator)
David Slade (creator)
Media Type
Feature Film
Persuasive Intent
Black Mirror's first film allows the audience to choose their own ending. Netflix implemented the ability to register user input to determine how the story of Bandersnatch will play out. Drawing inspiration from "choose your own adventure books," the story is about a game developer working on adapting a choose your own adventure book into a computer game. The player chooses how he acts and responds to situations in his life, with each choice impacting how the game is received at the end. (Major spoiler), the success of the game ultimately hinges upon the downward emotional spiral of the character, leading him to murder his father and keep his father's head on his desk.

As the first attempt of Netflix to create a non-linear story, Bandersnatch is likely to spearhead the emergence of non-linear stories in a similar fashion.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Technology Keywords
Computer Games, Video Games
Marketing Keywords
Netflix, Black Mirror

Date archived
March 15 2019
Last edited
June 21 2019
How to cite this entry
Charlie Brooker, David Slade. (February 16 2019). "Black Mirror - Bandersnatch - Official Trailer". Black Mirror. Netflix. Fabric of Digital Life.