I’m obviously a massive fan of technology, but as much as I love the stuff, I appreciate it’s got a very dark side. While there’s an anxiety about tech that always lingered deep down inside me, it really peaked once Channel 4 released Black Mirror. Netflix has taken the series under its wing and done some really cool stuff with it, including an interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ movie called Bandersnatch. Netflix has just announced that Black Mirror will return, so here’s everything you need to know including the release date, episode descriptions and trailers for what’s in store.
When is the new Black Mirror season launching?
The brand new season of Black Mirror will begin streaming on Netflix from June 5th. It’s a small launch with just three episodes, but early doors suggest the episodes are next level quality. Here’s a closer look at each episode in more detail
Isn’t it great to see a bit of Irish leaking into Black Mirror. First, the episode title ‘Smithereens’ comes from an Irish word smidirín. Then we have the lead actor, Andrew Scott, also Irish. You might know him from Sherlock or Saving Private Ryan.
Scott plays a taxi driver with an agenda who picks up fares using an app very similar to MyTaxi, or whatever they’re calling themselves these days. He has a problem with a company called Smithereens and loses control when he picks up one of their employees.
Rachel Jack and Ashley Too
Showing Netflix’s ambition for Black Mirror, this episode features Miley Cyrus. The story surrounds a lonely teenager looking to connect with a pop-star and a pop-star who wants to connect with every fan. The episode looks to be a take on smart assistants and the continuing marriage between the human mind and machines.
Anthony Mackie, perhaps best known for featuring in the Avengers, stars in the final episode of Black Mirror season five. His relationship begins to suffer from what appears to be an addiction to virtual reality. Believe it or not, this is also a very real modern day phenomenon where people feel more themselves in online worlds than the real world.