Black Mirror fans, the good news is that today is the day – season 5 is finalllllly out.
The bad news? Because of the sheer volume of work that went into Bandersnatch, this season is only going to be three episodes.
I know, I know.
But, TBF, Bandersnatch was something that had never been seen before on Netflix. I mean, it was ‘choose your own adventure’ but on TV. A super ambitious idea that the Black Mirror team actually delivered.
“Doing Bandersnatch was like doing several episodes at once,” creator Charlie Brooker previously told RadioTimes.com.
“At one point we weren’t sure whether we were going to make Bandersnatch part of season 5.
“It was Netflix’s suggestion as well: ‘let’s do it as its own thing’. As it expanded and got bigger and bigger and bigger it became apparent that the way to do this was to do it as a standalone thing.”
So, back to Season 5.
Here’s what we know without completely giving it away…
Episode 1 – Smithereens
Starring Andrew Scott, Topher Grace and Damson Idris
A cab driver with an agenda (Andrew Scott) becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Episode 2 – Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too
Starring: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice and Madison Davenport
“A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…”
Episode 3 – Striking Vipers
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff and Ludi Lin
“Two estranged university friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever”
Black Mirror, season 5 is on Netflix now.