The future you should have seen is coming here. Netflix has officially released the key art for Black Mirror season 5, revealing some of the thrills and twists coming our way this summer when the international smash hit returns with all-new episodes.
This all-new season of Black Mirror arrives just months after Netflix premiered the first ever Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch, which was the series' first fully-interaction installment, presenting itself as a choose-your-own-adventure style story. The latest peek behind the mirror will launch on Wednesday, June 5th exclusively on Netflix.
As previously announced, Black Mirror Season 5 features three all-new stories from mastermind Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones. Today, we get one-sheets for each of these episodes. The first offers an ominous streak of lightening, setting the tone for the darkness to come. The second two posters rely on the star power being offered up in these new episodes, with Miley Cyrus headline the first poster, and Anthony Mackie making his series debut in the final promo art.
Episode one of season three is titled Smithereens, and no, it's not about the iconic pop band. This thrilling story follows a cab driver with an agenda who becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control. Topher Grace joins Andrew Scott and Damson Idris in the cast. The poster's tagline simple reads 'End of Route'. It shows a car lost in a field, a GPS map looming above. The road less taken also serves as a strong metaphor for the lightning that is about to strike this vehicle, set amongst power lines.
The second episodes is called Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too. It will surely be one of the more popular episodes of the entire series run, and has been compared to the extremely popular USS Callister episode. The story follows a lonely teenager who yearns to connect with her favorite pop star - whose charmed existence isn't quite as rosy as it appears. Miley Cyrus headlines the cast, which also includes Angourie Rice and Madison Davenport. The poster shows Miley trapped inside an action figure box, coming on very colorful and provocative.
The third and final new episode is entitled Striking Vipers, and will be giving episode two a run for its money. The story follows two estranged college friends who reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever. Early teaser photos offered up a Street Fighter vibe. Marvel favorite Anthony Mackie headlines the cast, which also includes Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II along with Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff and Ludi Lin. Anthony Mackie owns this poster, with his Marvel cohort Pom Klementieff peering behind him, holding him back, his face split by polarizing shades of red and blue.
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. These posters come direct from Netflix streaming.