“Black Mirror” fans have just over a week until they are finally returned to the twisted world of Netflix’s tech-obsessed anthology series. But until then, they can spend their hours deciphering what the clues in these new Season 5 posters tell us about the three-episode installment, starring Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackie and Andrew Scott.
The trio of key art for Scott’s “Smithereens,” Mackie’s “Striking Vipers,” and Cyrus’ “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too,” don’t tell us much directly — but does the Charlie Brooker-created show ever give anything away before it’s ready to? Nope, you’re gonna have to look a little closer at the images to find a hint or two.
To assist you on your theorizing, here’s the description for “Smithereens,” starring Scott, Damson Idris and Topher Grace: A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
And the logline for “Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too,” which stars Cyrus, Angourie Rice and Madison Davenport: A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears …
Last but not least, here’s the synopsis for “Striking Vipers,” featuring Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff and Ludi Lin: Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
See the episode posters below.
“Black Mirror” Season 5 launches June 5 on Netflix.