People have been talking a lot about Black Mirror's feature movie length episode Bandersnatch, because this "choose your own adventure" series on Netflix is the first of its kind, and it's completely ground breaking.
Once you actually watch it, you will quickly realize the insane complexity and work that goes into conceptualizing, creating, and executing a "choose your own adventure" show.
Fans are anticipating that the entire 5th season of Black Mirror, which may be released later later than expected, will also feature more "choose your own adventure" content.
That said, Netflix has always been clever with their social media accounts; if you don't already follow Netflix on Twitter and Instagram, I high recommend it.
One of their Twitter account @NetflixFilm, just released a series of tweets that uses the polling feature to create another "choose your own adventure" story.
OK! I got jealous of all the Bandersnatch memes, so I wrote my own campy horror story (it’s already a cult classic in 3 small countries) where YOU control what the main character does using twitter polls. You’ll also help crack the case at the end.— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
Netflix sets the scene, the story is about a guy called "Alex" who is on his way to drama camp as councelor, only to find out an incident occured where one person has died.
Let’s set the scene. Alex is on his way back to Seven Oaks Drama Camp, this time not as a camper but as a counselor after a failed acting career and getting kicked out of his parents' house. While at camp, an “incident” occurs that will leave one person dead and several suspects.— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
You even help with the casting of the story...
Next, let’s cast Brock. Brock is Alex’s former nemesis and current bully. He has a tough exterior, which obviously means he’s hiding something. Should he be played by…— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
First you get to know the characters a little better.
12 hours earlier: Alex sat on the train, the phrase “those who can’t do… teach” repeating in his head. He pulled out his bag to check his phone. Full service. No texts, of course. But peeking out from his bag was his trusty flask. Should he...— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
The story then really gets going...
When Alex arrived at camp, he was flying high with liquid courage. As he stepped through the gates he heard a laugh that made his heart start beating fast. When he looked up, he saw Brock Bellavue – his old camp tormentor. Alex bolted for his bunk.— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
“Is that Assless Alex?”— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
Assless Alex was the nickname Brock branded Alex with when he couldn’t fill out his Peter Pan tights in the talent show one summer. Alex turned around to face his old nemesis.
Brock had grown quite a bit. Alex would never admit it but... he looked good.
And the Tweets continue with even more options to push the story forward.
As Gale, Alex, and Brock walked to the theater, Alex felt weird. Like eyes were on his back. He turned toward the main office and froze – staring directly at him was a little boy, no more than 7, standing in the window. Should Alex...— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
Things go on for awhile, and get pretty suspensful.
Alex needed an alibi… fast. Brock! Should Alex...— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
Netflix wants you to decide who the killer is...
It’s mystery solving time. Who killed Brock?— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
And teases for the big reveal...
Based off your answer, what do you think the motive was?— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 15, 2019
In 24 hours we’ll reveal what really happened. Stay tuned!