Black Mirror has always walked on the cutting edge of suspense, brandishing its signature style of technology-centric horror stories. However, Netflix went even further at the end of 2018, using a standalone episode ahead of the upcoming fifth season of the acclaimed anthology series as a first step in a planned slate of interactive programming.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was a hit for the streaming service (Netflix never really tells, but everyone was talking about the one-off episode when it was released, so that indicates a fair amount of engagement amongst viewers).
Now, we move on to the fifth season, which sadly won’t include a follow-up to USS Callister, but star Jimmi Simpson has been teasing a potential return to the world in the future, via The Wrap:
“I will say, unofficially, that was– we’ve always talked about it,” Simpson, who played the role of Walton in USS Callister, revealed. “Charlie told me he had great ideas; I’m not holding him to that.”
Simpson responded to Brooker’s spin-off ideas in typical fashion, replying “F–k yeah, I’m there.”
“He said that it’s his favourite episode and he just wants it to live on.”
Black Mirror season 5 release date
News of Black Mirror‘s renewal originally arrived with a teaser video, claiming, “The future will be brighter than ever.” However, said bright future (which probably won’t require shades) didn’t come with any substantive details regarding when the fifth season will arrive, or, for that matter, how many episodes we’ll get, but season 5 is indeed imminent!
We’ll keep you updated.
Black Mirror season 5 cast
Miley Cyrus has confirmed that she will be appearing in Black Mirror‘s upcoming fifth season.
“There’s a lot of dimension to it, and actually it was while the devastation of Malibu was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me, because I was so far from home and the show is already really dark, and it’s already kind of eerie when you’re there the whole time,” she said. “But I learned a lot about myself and I think I was able to kind of use that and put that into it.”
Well, there you have it. Miley Cyrus is almost certainly joining the ranks of Bryce Dallas Howard, Kelly Macdonald, and Christin Milioti as prominent actresses who have appeared in Charlie Brooker’s dystopian sci-fi anthology series.