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The star-studded lineup for Netflix’s new season includes Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Damson Idris and Pom Klementieff. 

Black Mirror fans, rejoice!

The cult Netflix science fiction series will return to the platform for a fifth season as soon as next month with a cracker of a cast. Streaming from 5 June, the fifth iteration of Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ genre-busting anthology show will star Miley Cyrus, Avengers: Endgame’s Pom Klementieff and Anthony Mackie, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Angourie Rice.

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And, in a moment of epic Fleabag/Black Mirror synergy, it will also star Andrew Scott. AKA the hot priest from season two of Fleabag.     

Unfortunately, for fans of that gorgeous man of the cloth, Scott’s Black Mirror character appears to be less of his Fleabag fox-phobic M&S-tinnie-drinker and more of his terrifying villain Moriarty from the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock series. (Forgive me father, for I have sinned, etc etc.) In the first Black Mirror trailer, Scott can be seen sweating at the wheel of a car, cradling a gun in his lap.

Elsewhere, Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II swipe left and right on dating apps, unable to find meaningful intimacy. Angourie Rice, the Australian actor best known for The Beguiled and Spider-Man: Homecoming, sits on her own in the school canteen, desperately lonely. And then there’s Miley Cyrus, a manufactured  but mysterious pop star up in her ivory tower.

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According to producers, the fifth season will comprise three episodes that will call upon audiences to question the technology that we all spend our lives so reliant on. 

Cyrus, who was filming Black Mirror in South Africa when the Malibu wildfires devastated her home with husband Liam Hemsworth, had this to say about her mysterious role. “I have a lot of dynamic and I got to play a lot of different – I play one character, but there’s a lot of different sides of that character and there’s a lot of dimension to it,” Cyrus told The Howard Stern Show

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Miley Cyrus (L) and Liam Hemsworth attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth 

She continued: “And actually it was while the devastation of Malibu was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me, because I was so far from home and the show is really dark, and it’s already kind of eerie when you’re there the whole time. But I learned a lot about myself and I think I was able to kind of use that and put that into it.”

Black Mirror season five will stream on Netflix from 5 June. 

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