While no plot info for the new episodes has been made available (there are going to be three stories this time around, not six, as with the previous two seasons on Netflix), the trailer has given us our first glimpse at the cast – and it’s packed with great British and US talent, including Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott, Avengers: Endgame actor Anthony Mackie and pop star Miley Cyrus.
Here’s everything we know so far about the cast of season five.
Who could Andrew Scott be playing? In the trailer, Scott’s character is seen freaking out over the public use of smartphones. Then, we see him accosted by police on a British countryside road, having apparently kidnapped someone at gunpoint. It seems as if he’ll be playing an technophobic antagonist of some sort.
Where have I seen Andrew Scott before? Scott is best known for his roles in Sherlock and the second series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, in which he played a priest who is tempted to stray from his celibate lifestyle by the nameless protagonist. He has also featured in films such as Spectre (as a Bond villain), Pride and Denial.
Who could Miley Cyrus be playing? Miley appears to be playing a pop star who is struggling with the drawbacks of fame. Shouldn’t be too much of a stretch…
Where have I seen Miley Cyrus before? She got her start in the acting business as Hannah Montana, a teen country music star. Since that show ended in 2011, she has predominantly focused on her music career, she has popped up here and there in films LOL, The Last Song, So Undercover and Sex and the City 2. Her pop hits include Party in the USA, Wrecking Ball, The Climb and We Can’t Stop.
Who could Anthony Mackie be playing? In the trailer, Mackie’s character can be seen fighting with his partner, after having scrolled through what looks like a dating app with his friend. But, Black Mirror being Black Mirror, it’s probably far more complicated and dystopian than that…
Who could Topher Grace be playing? We only get a brief glimpse at Grace in the trailer, so we’re none the wiser.
Where have I seen him before? Grace played Eric in That ’70s Show. He has also cropped up in Spider-Man 3, BlacKkKlansman, Predators, Interstellar and Mona Lisa Smile.
Who could Damson Idris be playing? If we’re not mistaken, he plays the man who Andrew Scott kidnaps in his anti-technology rampage.
Where have I seen Damson Idris before? The English actor has found success in the States in FX series Snowfall, but prior to that appeared in episodes of Casualty, Doctors and The Missing. His first big screen role came in City of Tiny Lights, opposite Riz Ahmed, and he’s been cast in Farming with Kate Beckinsale.
Who could Nicole Beharie be playing? Anthony Mackie’s partner, who seems to be upset about something – perhaps his casual scrolling through a dating app?
Where have I seen Nicole Beharie before? She has featured in films such as 42, Shame and American Violet and played main character Abbie Mills in four seasons of US series Sleepy Hollow.
Who could Pom Klementieff be playing? She is some sort of real-life Mortal Kombat character, and we’re very intrigued by it…
Who could Angourie Rice be playing? A teenager who can be heard saying, “I don’t have many friends.” Perhaps she could make friends with… a computer? You can have that one for free, Charlie.
Where have I seen Angourie Rice before? She has starred in films such as The Nice Guys, The Beguiled and Jasper Jones, and is set to appear in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, joining her Black Mirror colleagues in the MCU.
Who could Madison Davenport be playing? We only get a very brief glimpse of her in the trailer, so your guess is as good as ours. According to IMDB, she’ll feature in the same episode as Miley and Angourie Rice.
Where have I seen Madison Davenport before? She played Ashley Wheeler in Sharp Objects, and has starred in films like Sisters, Noah and The Possession.
Black Mirror season five is released on Netflix on Wednesday 5th June