Black Mirror season 5: Fans react to shocking Striking Vipers episode and incredible Miley Cyrus

The three new episodes of Charlie Brooker's dark anthology series are going down a storm with fans on social media.

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.

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Striking Vipers - Black Mirror season 5

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.

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Black Mirror - Striking Vipers

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.



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.

Miley Cyrus is Black Mirror season 5

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.


Black Mirror season 5 is streaming now on Netflix.

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