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Jon Hamm's next show is one of TV's best: Black Mirror

Actor Jon Hamm attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Jon Hamm attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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Filming on the final season of Mad Men concluded in July, meaning that it's time to start wondering where all of the show's wonderful cast members might end up next. That's particularly the case with series lead Jon Hamm, who's shown a welcome sense of adventure in picking roles. He was willing to be a sleazeball in Bridesmaids, or star in a British miniseries in A Young Doctor's Notebook.

And now, he'll be going from one brilliant TV series to another, as he's confirmed to be one of the three main cast members of the upcoming Black Mirror Christmas special. (The other two are Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin.) Black Mirror, created by Charlie Brooker, is one of the best TV shows of recent years, a British anthology series that's a rough spin on The Twilight Zone, only every episode centers somehow on the technology that's come to permeate our lives.

At just six episodes, Black Mirror can absolutely be watched in a single day. And since every episode stands alone, you could probably just watch one of them. (We recommend the heartbreaking season two premiere, "Be Right Back.") The Christmas special will feature three interwoven stories of "techno-paranoia" around the Yuletide, according to the Channel 4 press release. We can't wait.

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