“Black Mirror” is being filmed in Spain. That’s right, the renowned Netflix series “Black Mirror,” directed by Charlie Brooker, has generated great anticipation wherever its audiovisual production has focused. The series has gained fame through its effective use of dystopia and satire to comment on our current society and depict a not-so-distant future where technology takes center stage in our daily lives.
Season 6 has taken some time to reach the screens and has broken away from the content we were accustomed to. This time, the director wanted to delve into social behavior regarding social media and the audiovisual products we consume. The analogy made to Netflix using the Streamberry platform has attracted attention, creating a universe that connects multiple episodes.
“Beyond The Sea” is the third episode of the season and is set in a retro-futuristic context. The art direction has chosen the well-known house located in L’eliana, a neighborhood just minutes away from the center of Valencia, to frame the life of one of the protagonists of this episode, leaving the audience astonished.
If we look back two seasons in the fourth season, Lanzarote is the key setting of the third episode. The filming takes place at Playa Bermeja in the Natural Park of the Volcanoes with a crew of 80 people. According to official sources, the audiovisual production has generated a profit of 270,000 euros on the island, contributing to improving the reputation and economy of the area.
The southern part of the country is not far behind, as the city of Granada also hosted one of the most representative scenes of the fifth season. “The Desert House” became one of the main settings of episode 2, “Smithereens.” This house was built to test the resilience of its glass against desert weather conditions and is currently used as a filming location for audiovisual productions.In summary, “Black Mirror” has left its mark on Spanish cinematography and is synonymous with recognition for such productions. Any type of filming requires the right location, taking care of the spaces and what they convey in alignment or not with the script’s narrative, and achieving the best cinematic results.