Black Mirror Season 5: "Striking Vipers" Trailer Is Sad And Intriguing

"Nothing is going on. I promise."


Fans of Netflix's acclaimed sci-fi satire Black Mirror had much to celebrate last week when the company announced that Season 5 will be released on June 5. The first trailer was very impressive but it edited all three of the new stories together, and it wasn't always clear what the episodes would be about. But now individual trailers and details for each episode have been released.

The episode titled "Striking Vipers" features a trio of actors best known for their roles in superhero movies. Avengers star Anthony Mackie, Aquaman's Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Pom Klementieff feature in the episodes. Netflix's synopsis states that it focuses on "two estranged college friends who reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever." This promo actually reveals less than the first trailer, which included shots of a VR-style fighting game, but it still looks very intriguing. Check it out below.

The other episodes in the new season of Black Mirror are titled "Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too," and "Smithereens." 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, while "Smithereens" features Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Topher Grace (Blackkklansman) and looks at the dangers of app addictions.

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.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 3 comments about this story
3 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for chopsbenedict

Massive Ew. This show is over, the last season was already trash compared to the rest, now they are digging the hole deeper.

Avatar image for ryuburger

@chopsbenedict: Would I be accurate in saying these latest episodes are more like shrugs at modern pop culture trends and surface level style antics and slight shock horror rather than actually digger deeper into contemporary technological issues and finding something genuinly freaky and scary like the earlier episodes demonstrated?

Avatar image for chopsbenedict

@ryuburger: Yes. tech has become a setting and the stories are very face value only, they dont elicit questions.