Black Mirror Season 5: Release Date, Cast, Trailer: British science fiction anthology television series, “Black Mirror” which was well appreciated by critics and audience is yet coming up with its another series. The series is created by Charlie Brooker along with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the program showrunners. It observes modern society, mainly with regard to the unexpected consequences of new technologies. Episodes are unconnected, typically set in an unusual present or the near future, often with a dark and sarcastic tone, though some are more experimental as well as lighter.
About Black Mirror
Black Mirror was basically inspired by older collected works series like The Twilight Zone, which were able to agree with controversial, modern-day topics deprived of any fear of censorship. Brooker developed Black Mirror in order to highpoint the topics connected to humanity’s relationship to technology, making stories that feature “the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.”
Brooker wanted to hold onto the anthology approach, with new stories, settings, characters as well as new actors for every single episode, as he felt this approach was the main element of liking the series such as The Twilight Zone; he said “There was a signature tone to the stories, the same dark chocolate coating – but the filling was always a surprise.” This approach would allow Black Mirror to contrast with current dramas and serials that had a standard recurring cast. According to Brooker, the production team considered giving the series a linking theme or presenter, but ultimately it was decided not to do so: “There were discussions. Do we set them all in the same street? Do we have some characters who appear in each episode, a bit Three Colours: Blue/White/Red style? We did think about having a character who introduces them, Tales from the Crypt style, or like Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock or Roald Dahl, because most anthology shows did have that… but the more we thought about it, we thought it was a bit weird.”
The series was first premiered for two series in December 2011 and February 2013, respectively on the British television channel “Channel 4”. After its adding to the list in December 2014, Netflix bought the program in September 2015. It appointed a series of 12 episodes which was later divided into the third and fourth series, each one with six episodes; the former was released on 21 October 2016 as well as the latter on 29 December 2017. A standalone co-operating film titled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was also released on 28 December 2018. A fifth series comprising of three episodes is all set to be released this year in 2019.
Black Mirror Season 5 Release Date
When Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones in December 2017 were asked in December 2017 about the possibility of creating a fifth series of Black Mirror, they said, “We would love to do it.”
Netflix announced the fifth series through social media on 5 March 2018, however at that time they did not announce its release date or episode count. At the 2018 Royal Television Society Awards on 20 March 2018, Brooker confirmed that the filming of the fifth series had begun.
Netflix then further confirmed that it would be released in 2019 and after that, a trailer was released by confirming the date of release of the Season 5 and that is on 5 June 2019.
Charlie Brooker on Black Mirror Season 5
Previously, the creator Charlie Brooker described what to expect in a new interview with The New York Times.
Brooker said, “We’re doing more optimistic episodes and stories, rather than just dystopian and negative ones. We want to keep the show interesting for us.”
He further told to The Hollywood Reporter that, “We knew going into it that it would be difficult and challenging and more complicated than a normal film that we would do. Even then, we underestimated,”
“As the story expanded, I like to say that the story got longer and it got wider. So the whole thing started expanding a bit like an inflatable life raft in a small room.”
He then further added, “We knew going into it that this would impact our time, but it hasn’t stopped us from doing other films. I think it’s fair to say that it took us more time and effort than we had initially anticipated.”
Black Mirror Season 5 Trailer
On 15 May 2019, a trailer for the fifth series was released, declaring that it would contain, like the first and second series, of three episodes and is going to be released on 5 June 2019.
Black Mirror Season 5 Cast
The cast in the fifth series comprises of Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport, and Ludi Lin.