One of the creepiest stories on Netflix marks its return this year. All of us got confused when Black Mirror: Bandersnatch released instead of a season. Black Mirror Season 5 will finally premiere, and this time it’s going to be intense. The satirical thriller series is popular for its indulging premise.
The first two seasons of the show premiered in 2011 and 2013 on the British TV channel, Channel 4. It was later picked up by Netflix for an international release. Black mirror is an anthology series. Hence, it uses different storylines for every single season. All the installments are distinct and disturbing, yet all of them manage to make an impression.
The fourth season of the show premiered back in December 2017. Luckily, the renewal of Black Mirror Season 5 was announced just a few months later. It was expected to release by 2019. However, the sudden arrival of Bandersnatch – the movie came as a surprise. Many confused it with Season 5, though the film became a standalone thing afterward, which was to be separate from all the seasons.
Will It Be A Movie Or A Series?
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was not just a random movie. It was far more complex because of its “Choose Your Own Adventure” feature. Moreover, the interactive film played with our minds, and we’ve liked it so much. The concept can be further used to create another mindblowing storyline. However, will the makers give it another shot?
Maybe, not. Show creator Charlie Brooker has already made his justifications related to the same. He says that the team has already shot a few episodes of Season 5. Moreover, they weren’t planning to create an interactive movie at first. When the idea of Bandersnatch was introduced, it was expected to be an episode of the fifth season. However, the concept grew and expanded due to which they made it a standalone movie.
The movie had no initial relations with the fifth season. Hence, we can guess that Season 5 would not be an interactive series or film. However, as Black Mirror series always surprise us, we may expect something greater and intense this time.
Black Mirror Season 5: Cast Updates
The official list of cast members has been a closely guarded secret. However, according to some recent speculations, Miley Cyrus may appear in the new season. She confirms the news in an interview with radio host Howard Stern. The report is still to get an official confirmation, though fans are already expecting Miley as a prominent character in Black Mirror Season 5.
The upcoming installment will also feature Avengers: Infinity War star Anthony Mackie. The popular actor may play an important role in Season 5. Moreover, fans will even get to see Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as a prominent character on the show. Both the actors have shown their acting potentials in their previous movies.
Black Mirror Season 5 Release Date
There has been a noticeable delay between all the seasons of Black Mirror. Some of them have even taken years to hit the screen. Season 4 premiered back in December 2017 and fans have been waiting for a while now. However, as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has already been released recently, we may get a delay for Season 5.
As per the history of delays between the seasons, fans do not expect it to premiere sooner than mid-2019. However, as per the showrunners, Black Mirror Season 5 will definitely release this year. Moreover, we may expect it towards the end of 2019.
The show is in the vein of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, but with a sharper edge. Fans have appreciated the severity and consider it true science fiction. Black Mirror is dystopian and takes a near look at the future and how technology affects the humankind. There are moments where viewers feel that the series is disgusting and unwatchable. However, as the end approaches, it amazingly converts into art.