Three new Black Mirror Trailers Tease Season 5
Black Mirror is back. Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones‘ techno fever dream of a series is returning with a truncated—but hotly anticipated—three-episode season. Three new trailers for each episode gives us a tiny bit more information, yet, we still really don’t know much about what these stories will fully explore. We just know they’ll likely make us feel paranoid and freaked out, which is precisely what we want from a fresh Black Mirror installment.
“Striking Vipers” stars Nicole Beharie and Anthony Mackie as a couple who are trying to conceive, but Mackie’s character seems to be hiding something. When Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II shows up, an estranged college friend of Mackie’s character who is bragging about an upcoming date, things are bound to get interesting.
In “Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too,” Miley Cyrus stars as a pop star with some kind of connection to a new mini-robot (the titular Ashley) who she reveals to her legion of fans on TV. Did she invent it? Is she merely being paid to market it? It’s unclear, but it seems that a lonely teenager played by Angourie Rice, who adores Cyrus’s pop star, develops a relationship with the little robot. Show of hands on who thinks this will get completely insane?
Finally, the trailer for “Smithereens” gives us Andrew Scott (Sherlock and Fleabag), losing his mind as he shuttles Damson Idris’s character somewhere. Topher Grace makes an appearance at the end of the trailer, playing…somebody.
The last taste we got of Black Mirror‘s particularly bleak worldview (but also always surprising and occasionally deeply funny) was with their groundbreaking interactive film Bandersnatch. All they had to do to pull that off was to invent entirely new technology. We’re eagerly awaiting the return of the proper series, which won’t be interactive but will no doubt elicit plenty of reactions from viewers.
Season 5 of Black Mirror stars Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport, and Ludi Lin. The series returns to Netflix on June 5th.