A Tekken-style VR computer games, Miley Cyrus playing a popstar infiltrating your home and Andrew Scott as an Uber-driver from hell; Black Mirror season 5 is going to be quite the ride for viewers.
New episodes, Striking Vipers, Smithereens and Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, were released on Netflix on Wednesday and fans are already binging all three films.
The reactions to the twisted and dark plotlines that creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have cunningly kept secret in the trailers and previews for the series have been overwhelmingly positive.
Fans have been waiting for season 5 since the release of the one-off interactive special Bandersnatch at Christmas and they couldn't control their excitement as Charlie Brooker started the countdown for the new episodes.
Have a Nice Wednesday pic.twitter.com/yyL9dMQDzs— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) June 3, 2019
"Black Mirror" Waiting on Season 5 like pic.twitter.com/4QRwcb7o75— Eyezofnight #savethetick (@eyezofnight) June 5, 2019
Me waiting for Black Mirror to come out pic.twitter.com/DAmhJQFVex— Jacob (@ughitsjacob) June 5, 2019
The first episode in season 5, Striking Vipers, stars Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Pom Klementieff and Ludi Lin, and has a storyline about a marriage that has goes stale after an old friend and a VR computer game come into their life. We won’t say any more, but the twists keep on coming in the second half of the episode and fans have been left reeling.
black mirror striking vipers spoilers with no context: pic.twitter.com/gVkuge0C7T— mckenna brown (@mckenna__brown) June 5, 2019
15 minutes into striking vipers: this is so Underwhelming ma— black mirror lockdown (@JENNlNA) June 5, 2019
5 minutes after: OH MY GDOELSKFKWK
Black mirror really knew what they were doing with striking vipers DURING pride month pic.twitter.com/VAPWR4dfHd— Brianna (@ChaoticClutz6) June 5, 2019
“Striking Vipers” is the best and most thought-provoking #BlackMirror of the new season by a large margin. Always nice to have a reminder of how good Nicole Beharie really is.— Sage Young (@sageyoungest) June 4, 2019
Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too stars Miley Cyrus and the Hannah Montana popstar’s performance has generated one of the biggest responses online with huge acclaim for her acting.
The similarities between the heavily controlled and PR-ed popstar Ashley and Miley’s own career at Disney has raised a few eyebrows as well.
The Black Mirror episode with Miley Cyrus is deep. Her character is literally unconscious and they extract music from her brain to sell. If this isn’t a metaphor for the industry and how pop stars are exploited. They don’t care about /you/, just the money they can make /from/ you— Neelam (@zlorious) June 5, 2019
Just watched the new @blackmirror feat. @MileyCyrus and its REALLY good. Love the way the show takes reality and ONLY JUST tweaks it. Super sinster, Miley is great in it... Now I'm worried about all my fave pop stars. Hope you're OK huns.— Dan Morrissey (@DanOffTheRadio) June 5, 2019
Is the Miley Cyrus black mirror episode really just her Hannah Montana disney channel story?????— Hoosier (@rcosmo3) June 5, 2019
Not gonna lie, @MileyCyrus killed that Black Mirror episode— Steven Guajardo (@StevenGuajardo) June 5, 2019
Miley Cyrus’s Black Mirror episode > Game of Thrones Season 8— Jake Lebowitz (@LakeJebo) June 5, 2019
isn’t the Miley Cyrus Black Mirror episode basically just telling her story of breaking away from Disney 💀— 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙨 ¨̮ (@JessicaPalomar) June 5, 2019
Black Mirror season 5 is streaming now on Netflix.
You can add Netflix to your BT package, so you’re paying for everything through one simple bill.
If you’re already a Netflix customer, press the blue YouView button on your remote, scroll across to 'Apps and Players' and then press the Netflix button.