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Within the walled "System", hundreds of individuals are paired by "Coach", a circular tablet each carry, to have various encounters for a fixed amount of time varying from minutes to years.
The System collects data on from these encounters to match the user with their "ultimate compatible other" on the user's "pairing day", which it claims has a 99.8% success rate.
Joel Collins likened the idea of these hotels to the design of a mobile phone circuit board, with the main central processing unit serving as a central hub, leading to some of the set design to be geometric.
Some exterior filming took place at Painshill, an eighteenth-century landscape park in Surrey.
Test audiences of their initial filming and special effects were still confused about what they had just seen.
Production tried different special effects but eventually fell onto visuals similar to Tron, showing the couple being taken out of the system, along with placing signs calling these "Simulations" and giving them their numerical count.
It was written by Charlie Brooker and directed by Tim Van Patten.
To further help, the final scene in the System's restaurant was reshot to give Amy additional lines that better hinted towards the idea they were in a simulation.
Another aspect Brooker and his writers discussed was how long to have the semi-permanent relationship between Amy and Frank last. Brooker said that when Frank discovers this time period "it's not devastating news, but it's not forever", and he thinks, The setting of the System was inspired by both the Soho Farmhouse, an establishment of the Soho House in Oxfordshire, and Center Parcs, hotel spaces that consisted of several central facilities and surrounding cabins for guests.
Frank (Joe Cole) and Amy (Georgina Campbell), members of the System, are assigned a 12-hour encounter.
They are taken to a private cabin, where they talk and sleep next to each other that night before departing.