Netflix made a surprise announcement today regarding the upcoming season (the 5th) of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, a series that explores the ways technology both enhances and complicates the human experience. Three new episodes will hit the streaming giant beginning June 5th.
THR broke the news, which includes casting information and a trailer (embedded at the top of the article).
The cast for season five includes 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.
Featuring stand-alone dramas — sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that explore techno-paranoia — Black Mirror is a contemporary reworking of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about the modern world. Each story features its own cast of unique characters, including stars like Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Alice Eve, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Cullen and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones). Joe Wright, Dan Trachtenberg, and James Watkins are among the featured directors.