From the popular teen series like Divergent and The Hunger Games to Hulu’s chilling adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’, the modern day viewer seems to have a thing for dystopian thrillers and stories. However, if you look at the news and the world around you, you soon understand why that is so.
That being said, perhaps the most popular dystopian season is Netflix’s “Black Mirror” which took the world by storm with it’s dark and twisted themes that deal with what the future will look and feel like as technology progresses faster than mankind can handle.
With epic tales of Artificial Intelligence and technological advancements gone wrong, what’s not to love, as each episode brings something new to the table. Just look at the last episode titled ‘Bandersnatch’, which in a Netflix first consisted of an interactive story that let the viewer take over and mesmerized audiences worldwide.
That didn’t go too well for Netflix though, with a recent lawsuit by Chooseco, a company that produces “Choose your own adventure” book series that claimed that’s where Netflix got their inspiration from. This is probably why the latest trailer for Season 5 looks like it’s reverted back to the normal episode format.
However, the trailer, which was released May 15 looks very promising, interactive or not. That’s because it features the likes of Miley Cyrus who is seen playing the role of a wig wearing pop sensation. Sounds familiar? Well, moving onto the next coincidence, we see Andrew Scott in the role of a deranged psychopath.
I mean, come on!
The trailer also showcases a star cast including Avenger’s Anthony Mackey, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Yahya Abdil Mateen and many more!
Like the first two seasons, Season 5 will also showcase just three stories which are written by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones.
However, fans are more hyped up about the fact that Miley Cyrus could be playing a darker and more sinister version of her popular Disney character Hannah Montana as fans have speculated that her role on the series might be of a pop star who goes to extreme lengths using technology as an aid to get more fame.
As expected, Twitter has been abuzz with excitement, theories and speculation especially when Cyrus thanked fans for the love on her Twitter;
Been a pretty exciting day! Thanks for all the Black Mirror love.
Me n Bean over here keeping it chill ❄️ pic.twitter.com/pkcGPvM1j7
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) May 15, 2019
And here come the conspiracy theories from the interverse!
I HAVE A FEELING THAT MILEY'S EPISODE ON BLACK MIRROR IS A DARKER VERSION OF HANNAH MONTANA pic.twitter.com/5N7HtH4omh
— • (@pressingsend) May 15, 2019
And people are excited to say the least;
Waiting for season 5 like pic.twitter.com/BhX9d8E1IU
— Tom (@TJOLine54) May 15, 2019