Netflix just dropped the 'Black Mirror' trailer for season 5, revealing its cast and release date—and we're really excited.
Black Mirror is back, as the long-awaited trailer for the next season is released and the premiere date announced. The cast has been revealed as well. All in all, it's looking really good for fans of the show.
Take a look at the trailer:
The fifth season of Charlie Brooker's universally-acclaimed sci-fi thriller, which became famous for depicting disturbing—though generally plausible—dystopias about our uneasy relationship with technology, will air on June 5th this year on Netflix.
Charlie Brooker produces Black Mirror with Annable Jones, and they are both the program's showrunners. Together, they have brought to life one of the most mesmerizing and successful sci-fi anthologies in recent memory, which is described by Netflix as a "series [that] explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide."
While previous Black Mirror seasons typically have 6 standalone episodes, this time around we'll get only three—though it remains a mystery whether they'll be longer episodes. Their titles are also yet to be revealed.
What has been revealed, however, is the season's cast, which features prominent actors from popular franchises like Avengers: Endgame and Fleabag. The cast is comprised by stars such as Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Endgame), Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Topher Grace (That '70s Show), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Endgame), Ludi Lin (Aquaman), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Greatest Showman), Damson Idris (Snowfall), Nicole Beharie (Shame), and Madison Davenport (Sharp Objects).
Andrew Scott, who in addition to Fleabag also appeared on Sherlock with a brilliant performance as the main antagonist, Dr. Moriarty, will portray a character unhinged by his tech-addicted society.
Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, fittingly stars as a future, probably simulated pop star with a purple wig resembling an Alexa-like AI doll, which is shown wearing the same wig.
Finally, Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrays a family man seemingly dissatisfied with his life, who ends up seeking a form of escape through technology.
A long-awaited event
The fifth season comes after last year's game-changing interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, in which viewers get to make several choices throughout the movie and thus alter the plot and its outcomes. It was an experimental, mind-bending experience that highlighted the story-telling ability of the show's creators.
But even with Bandersnatch, fans were impatiently waiting since 2017 (when season 4 was released) for the announcement of the next iteration of the Black Mirror saga—which, though featuring mostly standalone episodes, does provide an underlying connected universe.
So, this comes as great news. Here's hoping the new season meets expectations, but if you'll allow us to judge a book by its cover—considering how awesome the trailer is—it looks like we're in for a treat.
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