8:25 am EDT, May 15, 2019

‘Black Mirror’ season 5 teaser packed with star power, release date announced

The teaser for Black Mirror season 5 is here, and it appears that just about every famous human in Hollywood appears in this season.

Black Mirror made everyone talk with their creative and innovative made-for-Netflix movie, Bandersnatch. And while everyone was obsessed with the movie and couldn’t help but explore the various ways they could ruin the life of the film’s protagonist, there is more Black Mirror fun to be had. Netflix just released the season 5 trailer, and it looks amazing.

Like most trailers for Black Mirror, we don’t really know too much about what each episode focuses on (apart from creating terrifying and gutting ways technology can ruin our lives). But one thing you can’t help but notice when checking out this season’s trailer is the impressive line up of big names in Hollywood set to appear in the season. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself.

Previous seasons have had some great appearances by people like Jon Hamm, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Aaron Paul, but usually, each season is populated with actors who have a smaller or newer following (like when they featured a pre-Black Panther Letitia Wright). This season, however, they’ve upped the star count and we can expect to see appearances by Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, and Miley Cyrus.

Of course the big question is: will we see any happier episodes this season? Some previous seasons of Black Mirror contained episodes with happy-in-spite-of-itself endings.

For instance, “San Junipero” featured the deaths of the two main protagonists, but it also showed their consciousnesses finding eternal love together in an afterlife simulation. In season 4’s “USS Callister”, the show ends with consciousnesses trapped in a Star Trek-style world without their consent breaking free and exploring the virtual galaxy after trapping their captor’s consciousness in an eternal nothingness.

There have been other happy episodes like “Hang the DJ,” and you could even argue Letitia Wright’s episode “Black Museum” ended on a positive note despite the horrors featured in the episode. So despite the show being notorious for its bleakness, there are some episodes that offer glimmers of hope, and we can only hope that this season offers that, too.

However, we don’t know for sure what to expect in season 5. This season is set to have 3 episodes so Black Mirror will have a lot of existential dread to pack into a short amount of time. Regardless, if this trailer is any indication, we won’t want to miss the stories headed our way.

Black Mirror season 5 premieres only on Netflix on June 5. Get ready!

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