Netflix Has Dropped the Release Date and Trailers for the Latest Season of 'Black Mirror'

More bleak technological tales are on their way — this time featuring robots, police standoffs and Miley Cyrus.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 16, 2019

What's better than one new episode of Black Mirror in a six-month period? A whole new season. After Black Mirror: Bandersnatch dropped in the last few days of 2018, unleashing its movie-length choose-your-own-adventure mysteries upon the world, just when the show's fifth series would hit was anyone's guess. Now, all has been revealed.

Mark Wednesday, June 5 in your diary and prepare for quite the unsettling night. Yes, if you're super keen on bleak technological tales that explore just how dystopian our world could become, you'll be able to knock the new season out in a single evening. While more Black Mirror is always a good thing — especially more Black Mirror arriving so soon — this run will only include three episodes, just like the show's first two seasons.

Although specific storylines haven't been completely revealed, the series' first trailers do give away a few hints. Unsurprisingly, the pesky buzzing of mobile phones features prominently, as does the growing prominence of social media, artificial intelligence, smart technology and virtual reality. A police standoff, a lonely teen getting empowering feedback from a desktop robot and the troubles of stardom all earn a mention in the teaser's montage of clips, too. As always, that's certain to be just the beginning.

Also familiar: a hefty lineup of familiar faces, with the Charlie Brooker-created series continually going above and beyond on the casting front. This time around, Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Andrew Scott and Aussie actress Angourie Rice lead the way, alongside Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Madison Davenport, Ludi Lin, Damson Idris and  Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Check out the trailers below — including the overall series trailer, plus individual episode trailers for the three instalments, which are called Striking Vipers, Smithereens and Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too:

Black Mirror's fifth season drops on Netflix on Wednesday, June 5.

Updated May 23. Images: Netflix / Pedro Saad. 

Published on May 16, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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