Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, and All the Other Big Stars in Black Mirror Season 5

Jun 9 2019 - 7:20am

Here's something to brighten up your Summer: Black Mirror [1] has returned for a fifth season! The arrival of three new episodes follows the chilling trailer [2] and handful of images [3] Netflix shared, which gave us a pretty good idea of who's starring. From familiar faces like Miley Cyrus [4] and Anthony Mackie, to up-and-comers like Damson Idris and Angourie Rice, take a look at everyone you'll see when you watch season five, ahead.

Who Plays Danny in Black Mirror's "Striking Vipers" Episode?

Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Endgame) stars in the season's first episode, "Striking Vipers." Danny finds himself in a rut in his unfulfilling marriage, and soon finds an outlet for his frustrations in a video game he plays with his friend, Karl.

Who Plays Karl in Black Mirror's "Striking Vipers" Episode?

Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II appears alongside Mackie in "Striking Vipers" as Karl, his close friend from college. They reunite later in life and find themselves drawn together by a lifelike video game.

Who Plays Theo in Black Mirror's "Striking Vipers" Episode?

Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow) plays the wife of Mackie's character, who soon comes to suspect that something is deeply wrong with their marriage.

Who Plays Roxette in Black Mirror's "Striking Vipers" Episode?

Pom Klementieff (Avengers: Endgame) faces off against an opponent inside a Mortal Kombat-style video game called Striking Vipers in the season's first episode. She serves as the onscreen alter-ego of Danny's close friend, Karl.

Who Plays Lance in Black Mirror's "Striking Vipers" Episode?

The man Klementieff's character goes toe-to-toe with is played by Ludi Lin, who you might know from Power Rangers and Aquaman. They have some epic fights (which are technically between Danny and Karl) that lead to . . . well, we won't ruin it for you.

Who Plays Chris in Black Mirror's "Smithereens" Episode?

After playing a villain slightly off his rocker in Sherlock and the hot priest in season two of Fleabag, Andrew Scott has taken on yet another strong-willed character. In "Smithereens," he takes an employee of a Twitter-like company hostage after a tragic accident, resulting in an intense police stand-off.

Who Plays Jaden in Black Mirror's "Smithereens" Episode?

Snowfall star Damson Idris plays the hostage taken by Scott's character, finding himself trapped in a dangerous situation.

Who Plays Billy Bauer in Black Mirror's "Smithereens" Episode?

Topher Grace [6]'s role as tech icon Billy Bauer is essentially a cameo, as he doesn't come into the story until the end of the episode. Still, it's worth sticking around to see how he's involved in the story.

Who Plays Ashley O in Black Mirror's "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" Episode?

Real-life pop star Miley Cyrus [7] returns to her acting roots with a meta role in Black Mirror's fifth season. She plays a creatively frustrated pop star longing to break out of the box her manager (who's also her aunt) has trapped her in, which leads to a nail-biting confrontation.

Who Plays Rachel in Black Mirror's "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" Episode?

Angourie Rice, who you might've seen playing Betty in Spider-Man: Homecoming, appears as the young high school outcast who finds solace in a doll that has Ashley O's personality through highly advanced artificial intelligence. Her obsession with the singer intersects with the real Ashley O in unexpected ways.

Who Plays Jack in Black Mirror's "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" Episode?

Sharp Objects actress Madison Davenport costars with Rice as Rachel's sister, Jack, who ends up sucked into a riveting adventure involving Ashely O.

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