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'Black Mirror' season 5 trailer has Miley Cyrus and an ego-stroking robot

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Black Mirror, the show that exists to answer the question "what if smartphones, but bad?" is back with a very on-brand trailer for its fifth season.

Starring Andrew 'Moriarty' Scott, Topher Grace, Anthony Mackie and Miley Cyrus, the video attempts to remind us in under two minutes why the devices we're watching on are ruining our lives. It also includes a pink-haired ego-massaging robot that honestly, we kind of want.

There's plenty of mindless staring-at-screens, plus a beautifully delivered "everywhere you look, people are hooked on the things!" from Scott.

Of course, the show doesn't actually want us to stop using said devices, or it'll get zero views. But it does aim to inspire conversation around just how much of our lives we give away to murky tech CEOs via our shiny rectangles (the name Black Mirror refers to smartphone screens).

The fast-flashing text reads:

Netflix invites you to experience three new stories from the award-winning series that changed how you see technology, the future, the world, each other, love, privacy, connection, sex, family, work, afterlife.

Which suggests we're only getting three episodes in the new series. It arrives on Netflix on June 5th.

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