‘Black Mirror’: What Is Sea of Tranquility, the Fictional TV Show Within the Show?

Jun 21, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Collider (by Elisa Guimarães).

It’s an anime about a crew of intergalactic heroes fighting an evil empire. It’s an Emmy-winning HBO sci-fi Western at least 10 seasons long. It’s the most important sci-fi fantasy show ever made. Or, maybe, it’s just another Easter egg. If you’re a fan of the British anthology series Black Mirror, chances are you're well-acquainted with a little television show named Sea of Tranquility. The title has been brought up many times in various episodes of the series, from Season 1 all the way to Season 6.

But what exactly is Sea of Tranquility? What’s its story, and when did its reign over science fiction begin? The bad news is that there are no definitive answers to these questions: Sea of Tranquility is a show that contains multitudes. It has been both a Japanese animation and an American prestige show. It has been a space western from the early 2000s, and it apparently got a reboot sometime in the future. Still, by putting together the pieces that Black Mirror has given us so far, we can figure out at least a couple of things about the classic, albeit inexistent series created by Charlie Brooker. Sadly, though, we weren’t able to find out when we will be able to watch it.

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