The Black Mirror mastermind co-created Netflix's new interactive special featuring violent slapstick cartoons with BoJack Horseman vet Mike Hollingsworth. Each playthrough is the length of a classic theatrical cartoon short, lasting between eight and 15 minutes, with the viewer answering a series of quizzes to determine whether Rowdy advances to his next big paycheck, or dies a horrible death. “It felt important that the finished product, even though it’s 16:9, should have the small details that capture the tone of those cartoons,” says Brooker. “You get it with the film grain and the little scratches and little jumps that are added to give it the same texture and authenticity, but we were careful not to make it feel too degraded.” He adds: “After Bandersnatch I wanted to use interactivity in a more animated way like Dragon’s Lair. When you’re making interactive stories where you’re controlling the main character, it becomes quite hard to have a character that’s consistent, because if the viewer decides what the character does, it has no agency, in a weird way.” ALSO: Netflix expects Cat Burglar to push subscribers to its games.