Gilmore Girls, Black Mirror get Irish Netflix release dates

28 Jul 2016

Netflix has revealed release dates for nine new series, with Black Mirror and Gilmore Girls available in Ireland this winter.

The highly anticipated return of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has been confirmed for 25 November, with Irish fans able to catch up on the fast-talking show from 8.01am that Friday morning.

The news comes as Netflix announces a swathe of show premieres. Black Mirror, the other stand-out series in the nine announced, is back a little earlier, returning to our screens on 21 October.

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Other shows like Chef’s Table: France (2 September), Easy (22 September), The Ranch (7 October), Lovesick (17 November), Beat Bugs (18 November), Captive (9 December) and One Day at a Time (6 January) will bring us into the new year.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is the show garnering most fan enthusiasm it seems, with four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons, making up the new series.

The Charlie Brooker creation Black Mirror, meanwhile, will offer six episodes for its third full season, with a cast including Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton.

Meanwhile a report yesterday found a clear deviation between older and younger viewers and their medium of choice. While 65pc of adults still watch content on TV, only 35pc of those aged 18 to 24 do likewise.

The UK study showed laptops, tablets and smartphones are far more popular among youngsters than their older counterparts.

“There are many reasons underlying these findings, including the trend for this younger age group to view less live or scheduled TV content and more on-demand and online streamed video,” said Julia Lamaison, director of media research at GfK, which ran the study.

“Added to that is the fact that access to a TV set is lower amongst this group than for all adults: only 84pc of these young adults say they own a TV set, compared to 95pc amongst all adults.”

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic