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​Season 5 Of Black Mirror Is Out Now On Netflix

​Season 5 Of Black Mirror Is Out Now On Netflix

Fans have been waiting patiently since December for the return of sci-fi series Black Mirror, but it's finally time to grab a brew and get your home cinema system set up (by which we just mean firing up the laptop and flicking those lights off), as season five is finally with us.

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Netflix added the new episodes this morning - no doubt just as many of you were leaving for work, inconveniently.

But this time round, things revert to the old school Black Mirror format with just three episodes, meaning you'll probably be able to binge on the whole thing as soon as you've clocked out for the day, should you desire.

The three episodes are called 'Striking Vipers', 'Smithereens' and 'Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too', and feature a stellar cast of A-listers like pop star Miley Cyrus, Avengers' Anthony Mackie, Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Topher Grace from BlacKkKlansman, among other things.

The trailers for each dropped a couple of weeks ago, giving us a sneak peak of what we can expect for the fifth instalment.

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In 'Striking Vipers', we see the Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II team up for what Charlie Brooker recently referred to as 'the Marvel-DC crossover no one saw coming', while 'Smithereens' is all about a 'cab driver with an agenda', who becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.

Then for 'Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too', we've got the curious casting of 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..."

The last outing for Brooker and his team was choose-your-own-adventure film, Bandersnatch, which allowed viewers to decide how the story unfolded.

Speaking at the time, TV critic and writer Brooker said: "It kept expanding, even when we were in pre-production. We deliberately pushed what was going to be possible. The story outline crashed."

But now it's time to buckle up and treat yourself to the newest helping of dark, sometimes-amusing, satirical sci-fi, and we can't wait.

Watch Black Mirror on Netflix now, and let us know what you think of the new series over on Netflix Bangers on Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: black mirror, Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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