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Back in 'Black': Netflix reveals 'Black Mirror' release date

Six more creepy journeys into the unexpected side of technology will arrive before year's end.

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The mirror is about to crack. On Wednesday, Netflix finally announced the start date for season four of the sci-fi anthology series "Black Mirror." It'll arrive Dec. 29.

The new trailer for the show includes snippets from the upcoming six episodes, including the Jodie Foster-directed "Arkangel," about a desperate mom who turns to a technological solution to a parenting mishap, and the Star Trek-like "U.S.S. Callister."