'Black Mirror' season five has been pushed back.
Speaking to Digital Spy, co-showrunner Charlie Brooker has said it took them longer than expected to create the interactive 'Black Mirror' episode, 'Bandersnatch'.
As a result of this, the highly anticipated fifth season has been 'shifted back a little bit.'
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Brooker said of the interactive episode,
'We knew going into it that it would be difficult and challenging and more complicated than a normal film that we would do.'
'Even then, we underestimated.'
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'As the story expanded, I like to say that the story got longer and it got wider.'
'So the whole thing started expanding a bit like an inflatable life raft in a small room.'
'I think it's fair to say that it took us more time and effort than we had initially anticipated.'
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The episode allows viewers to make decisions for the main character Stefan, handing over all control to them.
'Something like this is obviously a massive undertaking and bizarrely, the really time-consuming thing is holding on to that truthfulness.'
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Season five is due out sometime this year.