Joe Wright is swapping the glitz and glam of the blockbuster space – Pan did bomb last summer, mind you – to helm an episode of Charlie Brooker’s button-pressing anthology series Black Mirror.
Word comes by way of Deadline, reporting that Wright will helm one episode of the show’s much-anticipated third season, and it’ll star Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness). No specifics were disclosed at this time, and we imagine story details will remain firmly locked away until the season’s premiere later in the year.
Before dipping his toe into big-budget filmmaking with Pan, Wright carved out a name for himself in British cinema after directing period dramas Pride and Prejudice and Atonement back-to-back. Since then, he’s dabbled with action filmmaking for the Saoirse Ronan-fronted thriller Hanna before adapting the seemingly unadaptable in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in 2012.
Written and directed by Charlie Brooker, the British broadcaster will also executive produce the new package of episodes alongside Annabel Jones, after working together on Black Mirror‘s inaugural season in 2011.
Netflix will welcome Black Mirror season 3 later this year for 12 episodes of social commentary and tech paranoia. With Wright, Dallas Howard and Eve on board for one episode, it’s understood Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis will star in another installment of the anthology drama, itself helmed by Owen Harris following his work on season 2.