Last week Netflix released the official trailer for Black Mirror‘s long-awaited season 5 but excited fans quickly became disappointed as the trailer revealed that the new season would only have three episodes – one featuring Andrew Scott who fears technology; another starring Angourie Rice and Miley Cirus about isolation; and lastly Anthony Mackie as a “disenfranchized husband.”
While fans did get to enjoy Black Mirror‘s ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ masterpiece ‘Bandersnatch‘ – the first ever interactive tv-show – in December last year, some are still disappointed in the major slice down on viewing time.
Netflix has yet to give an explanation for the drop in episodes but it will be 18 months between season four and five when the new Black Mirror airs next month. It seems long stretches between seasons and episode count drops have become a trend – take a look at Game of Thrones, Riverdale and even Stranger Things.
However, the three episodes we do have to look forward to, do seem promising – unconfirmed reports state that one episode may even be a musical. Black Mirror 5 will air on Netflix next month on June 5th. Watch the official trailer below.