Rachel Paige
December 06, 2017 7:03 am

If you’re on the fence about the upcoming season of Netflix’s Black Mirror, how about a solid celebrity endorsement? Here’s one for you right now: According to Oscar winner Jodie Foster, Black Mirror is “fucking awesome.”

She’s not just saying that to say it, she actually knows firsthand. For Season 4 of the series (which will premiere on Netflix at…some point in the near future jk it will be out on December 29th!!), Foster steps behind the camera to direct an episode called “Arkangel” (she’s also the first female director to helm an episode in the series). But if you think she came to the project because she’s a longtime fan, you’re wrong. Foster had never even heard of it.

During a Netflix press event last month, Foster was asked what she learned while making her episode, and without missing a beat, she told the group of reporters the most important thing she learned is that the show is “fucking awesome.” Agreed.

As for what brought her into the fold of the show, she happened to be having lunch with Cindy Holland, the Vice President of Content Acquisitions for Netflix, and explained that she wanted to direct a film…but also not direct a film at the same time.

Foster — who is no newcomer to Netflix, as she’s directed two episodes of Orange is the New Black, and one episode of House of Cards — jumped at the chance and loved it. And as for what we learned about her episode of Black Mirror? Well, without giving too much away…

Black Mirror will drop on Netflix…uh, at some point. I’m not kidding, no one knows when it will be out December 29th!! Mark your calendars and cancel your plans.

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