Anyone who knows what love is will understand why we’re so happy this morning, as the veil of secrecy surrounding the fifth season of “Black Mirror” has finally been lifted.
On Wednesday, Netflix dropped a whole mess of news about the fifth installment in Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ chilling tech-centric anthology series, revealing not just its long-awaited premiere date, but also the trailer and lineup of stars that will be featured in the three-episode season, including Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus (who revealed this news herself, by the way), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport and Ludi Lin.
Yes, just three episodes. But based on the 1-minute, 37-second trailer for Season 5, every moment of these three new stories will more than make up for the months you’ve spent playing “Bandersnatch” while awaiting more “Black Mirror.”
We’ve got Cyrus as a futuristic pop star, Mackie as a husband with a wandering eye on his phone, and Davenport as a lonely young girl with a robot doll that might be evil. And then at the end, Grace ups the techno-paranoia level to 11 in a scene we don’t even understand.
Watch the trailer for the fifth season, which launches June 5, above.
Per Netflix, “‘Black Mirror’ is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a ‘Black Mirror’ reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.”
Brooker created the series and writes, executive producing alongside Jones.
“Black Mirror” Season 5 launches June 5 on Netflix.