"Arkangel" is the second episode of Black Mirror's fourth season. It stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Brenna Harding, and Owen Teague.
Prior to its release, co-creator Annabel Jones disclosed the following information about the episode: "This one’s like an indie movie set in blue-collar America, even though we filmed it in Canada. It follows a mother who has a young daughter and faces that perennial question of how to look after a child in an increasingly technical world; it taps into helicopter parenting… I always hope that whatever we tackle, it’s never on the nose and just more in the background but this episode asks how do you be a responsible mother in a world in which you can be all-powerful and omnipresent? How do you exercise responsibility? How do you ensure you give your child independence in a world in which you can have a lot of control? Charlie’s very technical – I’m a little bit technical – but none of these stories really ever have technology screaming down the lens. ArkAngel is a very human story. It was a really harmonious production and watching [director] Jodie Foster with the young actors was just a joy to behold."
- Rosemarie DeWitt - Marie Sambrell
- Brenna Harding - Sara Sambrell
- Aniya Hodge - Sara (age 3)
- Sarah Abbott - Sara (age 9)
- Nicholas Campbell - Russ Sambrell
- Owen Teague - Ryan Tribecky
- Nicky Torchia - Trick (age 9)
- In Black Museum, one of the museum exhibits is the smashed Arkangel tablet Marie owned.
- The tablet's interface for Arkangel is very similar to the one used by the grain technology in The Entire History of You.
- Posters for Tusk (a rapper who became the second victim of the ADIs in Hated in the Nation) and Harlech Shadow (from Playtest) can be seen in the teenage Sara's bedroom.
- A lunchbox displaying Waldo can be seen Marie takes Sara to the playground in her buggy.
- The video Sara watches to test the filter is Raiman shooting from Men Against Fire.
|Episodes in "Black Mirror"|
|Season 1||• The National Anthem • Fifteen Million Merits • The Entire History of You •|
|Season 2||• Be Right Back • White Bear • The Waldo Moment •|
|Special||• White Christmas • Bandersnatch •|
|Season 3||• Nosedive • Playtest • Shut Up and Dance • San Junipero • Men Against Fire • Hated in the Nation •|
|Season 4||• USS Callister • Arkangel • Crocodile • Hang the DJ • Metalhead • Black Museum •|