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"Arkangel" is the second episode of Black Mirror's fourth season. It stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Brenna Harding, and Owen Teague.

ProductionEdit

Prior to its release, co-creator Annabel Jones disclosed the following information about the episode: "This one’s like an indie movie set in blue-collar America, even though we filmed it in Canada. It follows a mother who has a young daughter and faces that perennial question of how to look after a child in an increasingly technical world; it taps into helicopter parenting… I always hope that whatever we tackle, it’s never on the nose and just more in the background but this episode asks how do you be a responsible mother in a world in which you can be all-powerful and omnipresent? How do you exercise responsibility? How do you ensure you give your child independence in a world in which you can have a lot of control? Charlie’s very technical – I’m a little bit technical – but none of these stories really ever have technology screaming down the lens. ArkAngel is a very human story. It was a really harmonious production and watching [director] Jodie Foster with the young actors was just a joy to behold."

CastEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In Black Museum, one of the museum exhibits is the smashed Arkangel tablet Marie owned.
  • The tablet's interface for Arkangel is very similar to the one used by the grain technology in The Entire History of You.
  • Posters for Tusk (a rapper who became the second victim of the ADIs in Hated in the Nation) and Harlech Shadow (from Playtest) can be seen in the teenage Sara's bedroom.
  • A lunchbox displaying Waldo can be seen Marie takes Sara to the playground in her buggy.
  • The video Sara watches to test the filter is Raiman shooting from Men Against Fire.

TrailerEdit


Black Mirror - Arkangel Official Trailer HD Netflix

Black Mirror - Arkangel Official Trailer HD Netflix