Only one day after Netflix and Charlie Brooker teased its return, Black Mirror is officially back for a fifth round beginning June 5th – and now the streaming service is gving us an official trailer to get viewers back in the game. Teasing the season with the ominous line, “the future we should have seen coming,” the upcoming season will stray from past season’s structures: instead of six stand-alone episodes, this season will consist of only three. As of this writing, the runtimes for each episode and their titles have yet to be revealed.
Black Mirror season 5 stars Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus (she wasn’t kidding!), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport, and Ludi Lin – all of whom can be seen in the trailer below. Under flashes of words “love,” ‘privacy,” “connection,” “sex,” “family,” “work,” and “afterlife,” the trailer highlights a season whose themes will include technology’s (usually negative) impact on marriage, self-worth, mental health, and social media.
Three new stories about the future we should have seen coming. Black Mirror returns June 5th.
Netflix’s Black Mirror offers a futuristic and occassional dystopian take on humanity’s relationship with technology in a number of settings and environments, similarly depicted in shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and recently YouTube Originals’ Weird City. The Emmy-award winner has featured a number of high-profile actors over the course of its four-season-and-specials run: Hayley Atwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Hamm, Hannah John-Kamen, Jodie Whittaker, Mackenzie Davis, Domhnall Gleeson, and others.
Black Mirror was created and written by Brooker, with Annabel Jones serving as executive producer.