The Netflix interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is out now, and it seems fans have quite a few options on how to work through the experience.
Netflix says there are five main possible endings for Bandersnatch, each with multiple variants, with the default path running approximately 90 minutes. Some options, however, will end the experience before the final credits roll. All in all, there are more than a staggering one trillion possible permutations of the story.
Written by Black Mirror series creator Charlie Brooker and helmed by “Metalhead” director David Slade, Bandersnatch puts fans in control of Stefan (Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead), a young programmer developing a computer game inspired by the ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ novels of his youth. Also starring are Will Poulter, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe and Asim Chaudhry.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is Netflix’s first adult-oriented, live-action interactive title, although the streamer has explored the technology with several interactive children’s shows, including Puss in Boots: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Minecraft: Story Mode.
Reports emerged in October suggesting that Netflix was developing an interactive installment of Black Mirror for its fifth season, but now it seems that Bandersnatch will serve as a standalone film before the tech-dystopian anthology series’ fifth season premieres at a later date.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is now available on Netflix. Watch the interactive film’s launch teaser below.