Black Mirror, the incredible Charlie Brooker anthology that has taken a chilling look at modern life and technology, is returning this summer to Netflix. This morning a trailer dropped, giving us a few tantalizing hints about what’s in store for Season 5:
Though not mentioned in the trailers, some of the actors appearing in the episodes are Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity Wars and Endgame), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Topher Grace (BlacKkKlansman), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and Miley Cyrus, who appears to almost play a meta version of herself.
The two biggest details gives are the number of episodes and the release date. While the previous Netflix season (3 and 4) were six episodes long, Season 5 has only 3 episodes, returning to the original format that originally air for two seasons and a special on Channel 4 in the UK. No word on how long these episodes will run, but it’s possible they’ll have longer run times than one hour, much like Season 3’s Hated In the Nation, Season 4’s USS Callister, and the “Chose Your Adventure” episode released at the end of 2018, Bandersnatch.
Most importantly, Season 5 will drop on 5 June, 2019. As has happened with the other season releases, we’ll need to wait to see if this will be the last appearance of Black Mirror, or if Netflix will announce the production of a sixth season.