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Black Mirror Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

Netflix just dropped the first trailer for Black Mirror season five, and I have only one comment: Miley Cyrus in a purple wig.

OK, I have a bit more to say than that. This is Black Mirror, after all, one of the most interesting and innovative TV shows out there, full stop. Cyrus is lending her talents to one of the three episodes slated to drop on June 5. Her character is still a mystery, but this new teaser drops a few hints. It appears she plays some kind of pop star experiencing a crisis. In one scene she seems nervous with her blond hair down and messy. In the next, she’s onstage sporting a neon wig and a blank expression, flanked by shimmery backup dancers. The sequence is intriguing, to say the least, as are the other confusing images the trailer throws at us.

Check it out for yourself, below:

Hooked? Me too. Here’s everything we know about Black Mirror season five so far:

The premiere date. June 5, 2019.

The episode count. Netflix teases “three new stories” in this trailer, so it’s safe to assume there will be three episodes.

The cast. Confirmed cast members include 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. Their exact roles in these stories are unknown.

Technology is still playing a crucial role. Variety notes this season will dive deeper into artificial intelligence, smart technology, and virtual reality. According to The Hollywood Reporter, technology will specifically intersect with the concepts of “marriage, self-esteem, fame, social media, and mental health.”

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones are still at the helm. Brooker is the writer and creator, and he executive-produces alongside Jones.

The storylines. Still unknown, though the trailer offers some broad strokes. One episode seems to focus on an isolated young girl who befriends an Alexa-type robot. Infidelity plays a heavy theme in another, while Cyrus’ episode appears to tackle the monsters of pop superstardom. Very meta.

This post will be updated with more information as it comes in.

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