Toby Haynes’ 74-minute space epic Black Mirror episode, ‘USS Callister’, generated major buzz Stateside last week when it was selected to be screened at The Paley Centre for Media’s annual PaleyFest New York. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones were joined by the cast for a lively and spoiler-filled Q&A. “It’s still a very personal story about Jesse’s character”, said Jones, “but to do it properly, you have to have this big epic. So that’s a bit of a shift. I don’t think we’ve done anything like it”.
‘USS Callister’, a visual spectacular which pays homage to Star Trek, explores themes of tyranny and the abuse of power in a fantastical sci-fi landscape. Perfect territory for Toby’s talents!
Read the Hollywood Reporter’s full write up of the panel discussion here.