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Black Mirror fans think one of the best episodes is getting a sequel

The sci-fi series inspires tinfoil hat wearing and reading between the lines, and ahead of the Black Mirror season 6 release date, fans have spotted something.

Aaron Paul in Black Mirror season 6 Beyond the Sea

After Netflix recently dropped new posters to tease Black Mirror season 6, fans of the sci-fi series think the new season might have an episode that serves as a sequel to what we think is one of the best Black Mirror episodes.

We’re days away from the Black Mirror season 6 release date, and the episode ‘Beyond the Sea’, which is set in 1969 and follows “two men on a perilous high-tech mission wrestle with the consequences of an unimaginable tragedy”, caught attention.

Some fans are wondering if there’s a shared connection between it and the Black Mirror season 2 episode ‘White Bear’ because of a symbol on the former’s poster.

Black Mirror Beyond the Sea poster

If you look at the Beyond the Sea titling in the new poster, you may spot the familiar shape of the Y from ‘White Bear’ — an intense, stomach-churning episode about spectatorship in the age of cell phone cameras and mob justice.

Black Mirror season 2 White Bear

In the image above from the season 2 episode, the Y-shaped symbol is upside down, but it appears multiple times throughout. What the connection could be is anyone’s guess. We also think the Y in ‘Beyond the Sea’ from the poster looks a little trident-like, so maybe there is no connection.

Although, to be fair, is anything ever a coincidence in this show? And the use of Irma Thomas’ song ‘Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)’ across seasons shows Black Mirror is not against a throughline on occasion. Only time will tell. The TV series is justifiably tight-lipped about new installments in the anthology, and we like it that way.

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