Black Mirror

‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Gets Creepy Debut Trailer, Summer Release Date

The twisted sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror is returning to Netflix, and sooner than you might expect!

The streaming service announced that a fifth season of the disturbing but widely popular series will hit the internet on June 5. Unfortunately for fans, it sounds like the new season will only include three episodes. Series creator Charlie Brooker is once again behind the tales, which feature an impressive cast including Anthony Mackie (Avengers8 Mile), Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana, The Voice), and Topher Grace (That 70s Show). Interestingly, Grace also appeared in another sci-fi anthology series on Netflix, having a role in one of the shorts from Love, Death, and Robots.

Here’s the trailer:

It’s hard to figure out exactly what the episodes will be about, or which clips fit together, but here’s some notable guesses:

-An episode where a man rebels against the increasingly intrusive levels of technology in his life.
-An episode about a man using a Tinder-like technology to escape the boredom of his marriage.
-An episode about a lonely young woman who seeks companionship from an AI toy.

But then, there’s a bunch of other clips that don’t seem to match:

-Miley Cyrus performing on stage
-A virtual reality fist fight.
-Some sort of machine resembling a CT Scan.
-Topher Grace looking homeless and hopeless.

How does it all fit together? We won’t find out until June 5. In the meantime, you can always rewatch the old episodes or wind your way through the various paths of Bandersnatch, the choose-your-own-adventure movie that was released under the Black Mirror brand last December. Or you can check out our extensive list of Black Mirror Easter Eggs You Probably Missed in Season Four.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.