The upcoming season will debut on Netflix on June 5.
The first trailer for the upcoming fifth season of Netflix's futureshock series Black Mirror is every bit as chilling as you would expect. Though the next batch, due out on June 5, will only contain three episodes, it features one of the most high-profile casting coups to date with Miley Cyrus playing a pop star on the rise, as well as The Falcon, Anthony Mackie, contemplating a digital affair.
Sherlock star Andrew Scott also makes an appearance in a slow-motion car chase and a lonely Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming) bonds with a palm-sized robot doll that might not be as benevolent as it seems. The 90-second trailer features a series of quick cuts between the three stories, with the first glimpse of Cyrus' character, first seen sitting glumly at a white grand piano before triumphantly taking the stage in a pink bob wig and diving into a VR world for a fierce martial arts battle. A series of words flash during the clip, including "Love, privacy, connection, sex, family, work and afterlife."
All three episodes of the Emmy-winning show will be available at the same time. Other actors slated to appear in the upcoming season include Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Madison Davenport and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. It's been two years since the last season, with one standalone, interactive movie, Bandersnatch, dropping late last year.
Back in December, Cyrus peeled back the curtain a bit on her Black Mirror foray during an interview with SiriusXM's Howard Stern. "I hate everything, but it was the first time I've left somewhere feeling really proud of my work…but you know if I like it that might mean it's horrible," she said of her appearance on the show. She couldn't say much, but promised that she plays a role "with a lot of dynamic," and that she got to play a "lot of different sides" of her character.
"There's a lot of dimension to it, and actually it was while the devastation of Malibu [wildfire] was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me, because I was so far from home and the show is already really dark, and it's already kind of eerie when you're there the whole time," she said. "But I learned a lot about myself and I think I was able to kind of use that and put that into it."