The new season of Netflix’s critically acclaimed, award-winning sci-fi series Black Mirror will premiere on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. With the launch of season five just a couple of weeks away, the streaming service has released details on what fans of the riveting and twisted series can expect. The plot descriptions are extremely basic – Netflix isn’t about to give away any real spoilers prior to June 5th – but at least we now have confirmed episode titles and cast lists.
Black Mirror is the brainchild of Charlie Brooker, with Brooker writing each of the episodes as well as executive producing along with Annabel Jones.
Here’s the details on the three new episodes along with just released new teaser trailers:
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
- “RACHEL, JACK AND ASHLEY, TOO”
A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport
- “STRIKING VIPERS”
Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Ludi Lin
Season four of Black Mirror featured Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright, and Michaela Coel. The series’ fourth season attracted veteran directors including Jodie Foster (Home for the Holidays), Toby Haynes (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell), John Hillcoat (Lawless, The Road), Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders), Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire), and David Slade (American Gods, Hannibal).
The Black Mirror Plot:
Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.