Fleabag’s ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott and Miley Cyrus to star in new Black Mirror series – Sky News
16 May 2019 MUSIC
By Tania Snuggs, news reporter
Andrew Scott, who became a sex symbol after playing a “hot priest” in Fleabag – and singer Miley Cyrus are among the stars featuring in the new season of Black Mirror.
Netflix has tweeted a trailer of the fifth instalment of the hit dystopian series, warning fans “you should’ve seen it coming”.
Image: Andrew Scott became a sex symbol after playing a 'hot priest' in hit TV show Fleabag
The award-winning show, from creator Charlie Brooker, will consist of three standalone episodes and will be launched on the streaming giant on 5 June.
Glimpses of the new season show Scott become enraged at people around him constantly on their phones – and then cuts to a scene of him in a car, armed with a gun, as he is surrounded by police.
At one point, he’s seen yelling: “Everywhere you look people are hooked on the things.”
Cyrus is seen portraying a disillusioned pop star who has 20,000 fans to keep entertained at a concert.
Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie also features, with his storyline appearing to relate to a relationship, while there are also other clips showing a teenage girl with no friends, being offered support from a robot doll.
Image: Avengers: Endgame star Anthony Mackie also features in the new series
Throughout the trailer, the words “love, privacy, connection, sex, family, work and afterlife” flash up.
The often darkly comic series takes a scathing look at modern society and alternative realities often relating to the overuse of technology.
Image: Charlie Brooker's creation debuted on Channel 4 in 2011 and moved to Netflix in 2016
Brooker’s creation debuted on Channel 4 in 2011 and moved to Netflix in 2016.
The latest episode was a standalone interactive feature-length film called Bandersnatch, starring Will Poulter and Fionn Whitehead, which let viewers choose the fate of the protagonist Stefan.