Here’s a clip of the Second Episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. 15 Million Merits was co-written by Brooker and his wife Connie Huq (whose real name is Kanak).
Directed by Euros Lyn (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Torchwood) and starring Daniel Kayluuya (The Fades), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Rupert Everett, Julia Davis (Gavin & Stacey) and Ashley Thomas.
Set in a sarcastic version of a future reality, ’15 Million Merits’ is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction. In this world, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery. The only way to escape this life is to enter the ‘Hot Shot’ talent show and just pray you can impress the judges.
Black Mirror – 15 Million Merits airs on Channel 4 on Sun 11 Dec, 9.30pm