Black Mirror Season 5: "Smithereens" Trailer Delivers App Insanity

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Last week it was announced that the sci-fi anthology satire Black Mirror will be returning to Netflix on June 5. Season 5 will consist of three new episodes and while the first trailer was very impressive, it wasn't always clear what the individual stories would be. Now Netflix has released separate trailers and details for each episode.

The first trailer is the episode that opened that initial promo. It's titled "Smithereens," and the official synopsis states that it focuses on a "cab driver with an agenda who becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control." This episode stars Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Spectre), Topher Grace (Blackkklansman), and Damson Idris (The Twilight Zone) and seems to center on the dangers of app addiction. Check it out below:

The other episodes in the new season of Black Mirror are titled "Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too," and "Striking Vipers." The former stars Miley Cyrus as a pop star whose "charmed existence isn't quite as rosy it appears," with Madison Davenport (Sharp Objects) as a teenage fan. "Striking Vipers," meanwhile, features Marvel stars Anthony Mackie and Pom Klementieff, alongside Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. This episode centers on "two estranged college friends who reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever."

Black Mirror Season 5 will be the first release from the show since the interactive special Bandersnatch, which hit the service in December 2018. Prior to that, Season 4 was released in December 2017. For more on Black Mirror, check out our look at the most WTF moments in Season 4 and all the Season 4 Easter Eggs.

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