Black Mirror is back for S5, but it might be running out of fresh ideas

Black Mirror is back for S5, but it might be running out of fresh ideas

Enlarge / Anthony Mackie is a husband and father who finds himself caught up in a virtual reality game in “Striking Vipers,” one of three new Black Mirror episodes. (credit: YouTube/Netflix)

Netflix debuted the much-anticipated fifth season of its sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror last week, and while the show remains inventive and thought provoking, it’s possible that, five seasons in, it might just be running out of fresh ideas.

(Some spoilers below.)

Black Mirror is the creation of Charlie Brooker, co-showrunner with Annabel Jones, and he writes almost every episode. The series explores the darker side of technology, and it’s very much in the spirit of classic anthology series like The Twilight Zone. Brooker developed Black Mirror to highlight topics related to humanity’s relationship with technology, creating stories that feature “the way we live now—and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.”

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Black Mirror S5 is almost here and Netflix just dropped three new trailers

Black Mirror S5 is almost here and Netflix just dropped three new trailers

Nicole Beharie and Anthony Mackie star in “Striking Vipers,” one of three new episodes in the upcoming fifth season of the Netflix anthology series Black Mirror.

The long-awaited fifth season of Black Mirror debuts next month, and Netflix just released three—count ’em—new one-minute trailers to stoke fans’ anticipation.

Black Mirror is the creation of Charlie Brooker, co-showrunner with Annabel Jones. The series explores the darker side of technology and its impact on people’s lives in the near future, and it’s in the spirit of classic anthology series like The Twilight Zone. Brooker developed Black Mirror to highlight topics related to humanity’s relationship to technology, creating stories that feature “the way we live now—and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.” The series debuted on the British Channel 4 in December 2011, followed by a second season. Noting its popularity, Netflix took over

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The dark side of technology is back in first Black Mirror S5 trailer

The dark side of technology is back in first Black Mirror S5 trailer

An impressive ensemble cast will appear in three new episodes for Netflix series Black Mirror season 5.

The first trailer for the highly anticipated fifth season of the Netflix sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror is finally here, and it looks to be as edgy, darkly satiric, and thought-provoking as ever.

(Mildest of spoilers for prior seasons and Bandersnatch below.)

For the uninitiated, Black Mirror is the creation of Charlie Brooker, co-showrunner with Annabel Jones. The series explores, shall we say, the darker side of technology and its impact on people’s lives in the near future, and it’s in the spirit of classic anthology series like The Twilight Zone. Brooker developed Black Mirror to highlight topics related to humanity’s relationship to technology, creating stories that feature “the way we live now—and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.” The series debuted on the British

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