This will be the third season that Netflix has released as an exclusive since it acquired the British series in 2015. It previously released seasons three in October 2016 and season four in December 2017.
Season five's three episodes takes the series back to its roots. Seasons one and two, which originally aired on the UK's Channel 4 network, included three and four episodes each. Seasons three and four each included six episodes.
Netflix calls the episodes, "Three new stories about the future we should have seen coming."
Pop singer Miley Cyrus, "Avengers: Endgame" actor Anthony Mackie, and "BlacKkKlansman" star Topher Grace are among the actors starring in "Black Mirror" season five.
The rest of the cast includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ("Aquaman"), Damson Idris ("Snowfall"), Andrew Scott ("Fleabag"), Nicole Beharie ("42"), Pom Klementieff ("Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"), Angourie Rice ("The Nice Guys"), Madison Davenport ("Sharp Objects"), and Ludi Lin ("Power Rangers").
Story details for the three episodes are under wraps, but there are hints in the trailer. Miley Cyrus plays a pop star reminiscent of herself; Mackie's character is struggling with his marriage; Angourie Rice plays a lonely teenage girl who befriends a robot; and one episode seems to feature a virtual-reality combat video game.