Creator and writer Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones have returned to create the latest three-part season of Black Mirror. The new season will star 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.
For readers unfamiliar with the TV show, 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.
Click here to watch the existing seasons of Black Mirror to catch up.
Lucifer brings South African flair to US TV
South African actress Lesley-Ann Brandt showed the Netflix series, Lucifer, a little South African when she spoke Afrikaans to a fellow demon.
Click here to watch the trailer, and to read more about the show.
Lucifer is an urban fantasy show on Netflix about the Lord of Hell that is bored and unhappy with his job as torturer of souls. He resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Lesley-Ann Brandt, who plays one of the demons, spoke some Afrikaans to a fellow demon, and South African Twitter loved it.
The show is available to stream now on Netflix.
Black Mirror reveals episode titles and trailers for upcoming season
As previously announced, Black Mirror Season 5 features three stories from mastermind Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones.
Now, episode titles have been revealed, along with trailers for each episode.
Click below to watch the trailers and to read more about the episodes.
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
“RACHEL, JACK AND ASHLEY, TOO”
A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport
Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Ludi Lin
The episodes will be available on netflix.com/blackmirror on 5 June.