Coming Soon - Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror S2 starring Daniel Rigby

25th January 2013|Daniel Rigby

[]Charlie Brooker’s dark drama Black Mirror is returning to Channel 4 in 2013 for a second series, which will consist of three disarming, suspenseful and satirical films.Described by Brooker as a series in which “each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality”, Black Mirror is concerned with examining “the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy.”The Waldo Moment is about a failed comedian who voices a blue bear on a children’s educational show that teaches youngsters about reality by interviewing politicians and establishment figures.Daniel Rigby stars as bitter comic Jamie Salter, the voice behind Waldo the bear who, far from being a cute mascot for a kids’ show, is actually a character on a late-night topical comedy programme that delights in ridiculing its unknowing interviewees.The bear proves popular enough for the channel to give him his own pilot and the production company, which is run by Jason Flemyng as a character named Jack Napier, comes up with the idea of having Waldo stand in a By-Election against one of his victims, Conservative Liam Monroe (Tobias Menzies).At a ‘Meet the Politicians’ election hustings, when taunted by Monroe, Jamie lashes out at all the politicians present and accuses them of being more artificial than Waldo. His rant proves something of a YouTube hit, and generates a lot of commentary in the newspapers about the state of modern politics. Could the blue bear actually end up winning a By-Election…?Read an interview with Daniel here - []