When Netflix acquired Charlie Brooker’s freaky deaky, socially-conscious, technology-based, “Twilight Zone”-inspired anthology series “Black Mirror” from Channel 4 in order to produce and distribute new episodes, they placed a 12-episode order. Brooker told them that was too hefty, so they agreed to split it into two separate seasons of six episodes each. The first of the two was the one everybody who’s cool binged in October that included such standouts as “Nosedive” starring Bryce Dallas Howard as an obsessive pseudo-Instagrammer. But the second is still yet to come, and here’s what you can expect.

There could be links to other episodes

Rumours on Reddit have it that there will be a sequel to Season 3’s “San Junipero” episode, perhaps the season’s most bizarre instalment, which ended on a much more positive note than pretty much every other episode of the dark series. The sequel is rumoured to give closure on some of the questions left unanswered, posed by the high-concept nature of the world in which the story is set. On the topic of the potential sequel, seasoned “Black Mirror” director Owen Harris warned, “Charlie Brooker might not want to do two happy endings,” suggesting the sequel will have a more typical dark, hopeless, mind-bending conclusion like the rest of them.

Brooker claims he has ideas for sequels to the much-loved “Black Mirror” episodes “White Bear” and “Be Right Back,” but also admits that neither are likely to get made.

He also says that there are some characters from the (slightly autobiographical) episode “Hated in the Nation” that he believes could potentially be recurring characters throughout the show.

Jodie Foster is directing an episode

After making somewhat of a splash with her directorial feature “The Beaver” starring Mel Gibson (and a beaver doll), Jodie Foster has been enlisted to direct an episode of “Black Mirror” for the fourth season starring Rosemarie DeWitt, who you may recognise from “Mad Men” or the “Poltergeist” remake (or not at all).

The fourth season of “Black Mirror” will premiere on Netflix at some point during 2017.