Black Mirror's third season will premiere Friday, Oct. 21 on Netflix, the streaming service announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association fall previews.

The British anthology series explores our collective queasiness with the modern world, infusing questions of techno­paranoia with dark humor. It's been compared to The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits for its ability to add social commentary to inventive science fiction.

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The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive-produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones. Though it originally aired on the Britain's Channel 4, the series' first six episodes were scooped up by Netflix, which later also streamed the Jon Hamm-starring Christmas special and ordered six new episodes for a third season.

Bryce Dallas Howard and Halt and Catch Fire's Mackenzie Davis are among those joining Season 3.