Black Mirror Season Seven, Adolescence, Bear Hunt on Deck at Netflix UK


At the Next on Netflix UK event, hosted by Matt and Emma Willis of Love is Blind UK, the streamer’s upcoming slate was revealed to include a seventh season of Black Mirror and the new series Adolescence, Bear Hunt, Grown Ups and more.

Anne Mensah, VP of UK content at Netflix, said at the event, “Thrilling dramas. Inspiring documentaries. Laugh-out-loud entertainment. The best from around the world, and the best of British. Everyone across the U.K. is looking for something different when they sit down on their sofas, and Netflix has it all in one place. British television has such a long history of producing truly brilliant entertainment, and we are forever proud to be part of this tradition.”

Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror is set to return with a seventh season in 2025 with six new episodes, including a sequel to “USS Callister.” In the sequel to that episode, Robert Daly may be dead, but for the crew of the ship, the problems are just beginning.

Among the brand-new titles coming to Netflix UK are Adolescence (w.t.), a four-part limited crime drama from Stephen Graham (Boiling Point, Bodies, The Irishman), Philip Barantini (Boiling Point) and Jack Thorne (The Swimmers, Joy, Help). It will be told in a real-time, one-shot style.

Also on deck at Netflix UK is Bear Hunt (w.t.), a new competition series hosted by Holly Willoughby. A group of unlikely British celebrities will be dropped into the Costa Rican jungle as “prey” for Bear Grylls. Grylls will test their will to survive and put them through their paces. Those who fail to impress him will face a brutal game of cat-and-mouse. If they are captured, they will be eliminated from the show.

Grown Ups, a new series based on Marian Keyes’ best-selling novel of the same name, will be coming to Netflix UK as well. It centers on three couples within a family who are loyal, noisy, bound together by love and, like all families, deal with ever-shifting politics and old and new resentments.

Property mogul Daniel Daggers and his team of agents at DDRE Global will take on London’s property market in the new series Buying London, which will capture their quest to conquer the high-end real estate market from the streets of Mayfair to the exclusive enclaves of Holland Park.

Another upcoming title on the slate is Millennium Diamond Heist, from executive producer Guy Ritchie and Lightbox. The three-part docuseries centers on a group of South East London criminals who orchestrated a heist of the Millennium Dome. They planned to use a bulldozer to ram the building in broad daylight and steal the world’s second-biggest flawless diamond, worth £200 million. Unfortunately for them, the Flying Squad was watching.

Other new series on the slate are House of Guinness (w.t.), about the enduring dynasty of the Guinness family; The Choice, a drama in which the British Prime Minister’s husband is kidnapped and the French President is blackmailed; The Final: Attack on Wembley, a docuseries about the drunken and drug-induced mayhem that took over Wembley Stadium on the brink of a historic win for Gareth Southgate’s England team; and The Witness, about the death of Rachel Nickell, whose son witnessed her brutal murder.

In returning series news, Six Nations: Full Contact will come back to take viewers inside the world of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations Championship, giving them behind-the-scenes moments as the best teams in Europe battle it out.

In addition to unveiling the upcoming slate at the event, various casting announcements were made. It was revealed that Bank of Dave: The Sequel will star Amit Shah (Happy Valley, Mr Bates vs. The Post Office), Def Leppard, Pearce Quigley (The Gentlemen & The Detectorists), Leila Farzad (I Hate Suzie, Kaos), Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, The Offer) and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe, Deadpool & Wolverine), in addition to the previously announced Chrissy Metz and Rory Kinnear. Missing You, meanwhile, will star Rosalind Eleazar (Slow Horses, Harlots), Richard Armitage (Fool Me Once, Obsession), Jessica Plummer (EastEnders, The Girl Before), Steve Pemberton (Inside No.9, Happy Valley), Paul Kaye (Sexy Beast, The Stranger), Samantha Spiro (Sex Education, Ridley Road), Lisa Faulkner (Archie, Unforgotten) and Mary Malone (Doctor Who, The Prince).