Black Mirror just released their season 4 trailer and, like the show itself, hits very close to home. Mashing up scenes from the Netflix original with all-too-real moments from 2017—including clips of controversial political figures, robots, and riots—the 90-second film by B-Reel is at once a grim retrospective and a chilling welcome into the New Year.
The film has been edited in a supremely unsettling way, emphasizing society’s paranoia and the state of the world—themes constantly addressed in Black Mirror. Not to mention that it’s all set to ABBA’s jovial, upbeat tune, “Happy New Year,” providing a discordance of emotions that adds an even more disturbing tone to the trailer.
This isn’t much of an “optimistic” look into the future, but it sure fits with the show’s creepy narratives.