"Metalhead" is the fifth episode of Black Mirror's fourth season. It stars Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, and Clint Dyer.
Co-creator Annabel Jones disclosed the following information about the episode: "This film is in black and white which is a new thing for Black Mirror but it feels the creative decision was earned by the world we’re portraying."
- Maxine Peake - Bella
- Jake Davies - Clarke
- Clint Dyer - Anthony
- This episode has the lowest amount of characters out of all Black Mirror episodes at just three.
- This entire episode is presented in black and white.
- When Bella rifles through the drawer a postcard for San Junipero can be seen.
- Bandersnatch continually references a Metalhead video game created by one of the main characters. The robot dog is seen in various posters promoting the game. There's even a scene that shows how the game is played as a robot dog is seen chasing the human character played by the player, along with commentary about how "you die a lot" during the game and how there is a steep learning curve. Director David Slade is known to have directed both Bandersnatch and Metalhead.
|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 •|