The Black Mirror film Bandersnatch has certainly provoked a lot of discussion online, unfortunately including online harassment targeting cast members like actor Will Poulter.
After enduring negative feedback and personal attacks on social media, Poulter decided to reduce his presence on Twitter. The actor posted on his account yesterday explaining he would step away from the platform for a time, deciding to focus future social media posts in support of anti-bullying organizations and other advocacy groups.
Much of the special episode's choose-your-own-adventure structure is driven by Poulter's character Colin Rittman, who shares theories of alternate timelines and divergent paths to the episode's protagonist.
Poulter had previously appeared in critically acclaimed films such as the historical epic The Revenant and racially charged drama Detroit as well as more fan-favorite fare, including the first two Maze Runner films, the stoner comedy We're the Millers and the fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Directed by David Slade, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch stars Fionn Whitehead, Will Poulter and Asim Chaudhry. It is available to stream now on Netflix.