In case you’ve been living under a rock recently, you should know that Black Mirror Season 5 is set to debut exclusively on Netflix on June 5th, and the kind folks handling PR for it have shared some juicy details and trailers for each of the three new episodes, titled “Smithereens”, “Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too”, and “Striking Vipers”. All can be found below. If you’re itching for some Black Mirror content in the meantime, check out our review of the interactive “Bandersnatch” episode while you wait.
Black Mirror Season 5: “Smithereens”
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the center of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
Black Mirror Season 5: “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
Black Mirror Season 5: 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
About Black Mirror:
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. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.
“Smithereens”, “Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too” and “Striking Vipers” will all be available globally from June 5th, and as ever we’ll have coverage of each episode on the day.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.