In recent posts on X (Twitter), metaverse platform The Sandbox unveiled a partnership with Banijay, the rights owner of the popular Netflix series, Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders. This collaboration aims to bring these renowned series into the virtual world.
The joint effort will focus on creating and launching Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders-themed virtual experiences. Players will have the opportunity to select characters, unlock new areas, and explore the worlds of these hit series.
Currently, specific details about the metaverse experiences are being kept under wraps, with additional information set to be revealed soon.
Black Mirror, initially released in 2011, delves into the complex ways in which individuals grapple with the pervasive influence of cutting-edge technology on their personal lives and behaviors.
On the other hand, Peaky Blinders, which made its debut in 2013, centers around Tommy Shelby, a figure leading the Peaky Blinders gang in Birmingham. The plot takes a thrilling turn when Inspector Chester Campbell aims to apprehend him and halt the criminal activities.
Both Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders have garnered immense popularity and critical acclaim over the years. Bringing them to the metaverse appears to be a strategic move aimed at providing fans with more immersive experiences.
This development is part of a broader trend in the entertainment industry, where popular series and movies are embracing Web3 technologies to engage and captivate their audiences.
Notably, on November 1, Sony Pictures teamed up with Spyglass Media Group and MeetKai to launch “Survive Thanksgiving,” a metaverse experience tied to the upcoming horror film, “Thanksgiving,” offering fans an immersive adventure.
Similarly, in July, the TV series Magnificent Century collaborated with The Sandbox to create virtual experiences, enabling players to craft their own unique adventures within a digital realm.