Do you wonder how Black Mirror was made: Bandersnatch? Netflix has published a video that explains the details of the creation process of this interactive chapter. If you have seen it and you are curious to know how it became a reality, keep reading because we are going to explain it to you.
“Although it is not the first Netflix interactive content, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has generated much expectation for being the first real action movie that allows users to choose between different options that determine how the plot will continue.”
“Netflix’s first interactive content experience took place with the children’s story Puss in Boots: Trapped in an epic tale, and later premiered Minecraft Story Mode. However, these two contents are animation, so in your case the interactivity is less spectacular.”
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is something different and has been a challenge for Netflix, which has had to find a way to make a real action movie in which interactivity is something completely natural and nothing artificial or forced.
This is explained by the team that has participated in the project in the video that Netflix has published, where we can see a glimpse of what the completion of the interactive Black Mirror chapter entailed.
As far as the script is concerned, the creation of an interactive story involves the presentation of a complex organization chart with a multitude of options to establish the different possible paths that are opened after a decision is made. Charlie Brooker, creator and screenwriter of Black Mirror, explains that when he started he thought it would be a piece of cake and that he would have to draw the organizational chart at some point. A few months later, the organizational chart began to grow exponentially, forcing the team to invent new tools to see how it fit together globally.