Black Mirror Teases All Three Season Five Episodes With New Trailers
Ahead of the release of Black Mirror's long-awaited fifth season on 5 June, we now have the trailers for all three episodes that will be coming our way.
The first teaser dropped this afternoon, having been shared on the official Black Mirror Twitter account with the mysterious caption: "Is there someplace else you'd rather be?"
The episode is called 'Striking Vipers' and stars Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Endgame) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) - a pairing that Charlie Brooker recently referred to as 'the Marvel-DC crossover no one saw coming'.
While the plot of a Black Mirror episode is never straight-forward, from the trailer we can gather that Mackie's character isn't having the best time with his partner - trouble in paradise vibes - and that technology plays a part in this as it always does with this show.
That second trailer followed shortly after, teasing 'Smithereens', which stars Andrew Scott, Damson Idris and Topher Grace.
"A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control," the plot summary offers.
Judging from the trailer, the episode will see cab driver Scott getting increasingly annoyed by people being addicted to their smart phones - so it's peak Black Mirror, really.
Finally, there's 'Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too'.
This is arguably the one we've been most curious about, as it features the unlikely casting of pop singer Miley Cyrus, who plays a starlet launching her own smart home device bearing her voice.
Also starring Angourie Rice and Madison Davenport, the plot summary explains: "A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star - whose charmed existence isn't quite as rosy it appears..."
Brooker has said in the past that season five will offer fans a much more positive outlook on life - which wouldn't be that hard considering how utterly bleak previous seasons have been.
Speaking to the New York Times, Brooker said: "We're doing more optimistic episodes and stories, rather than just dystopian and negative ones. We want to keep the show interesting for us."
Fans have been waiting since December for the return of the hit drama, but thankfully you only have just over two weeks to find out what's next in the weird and wonderful world of Black Mirror - though one thing's for sure, and that's that you can always expect the unexpected...
Black Mirror will return to Netflix on 5 June, 2019.
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