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  • Netflix recently announced that Black Mirror season 5 will premiere June 5, 2019. 1 / 8

  • Unfortunately, season 5 will only consist of a scant three episodes, less than usual. 2 / 8

  • While an exact reason for this change hasn't been given, we have some ideas. 3 / 8

  • The main cause of season 5's brevity is likely last year's interactive movie Bandersnatch. 4 / 8

  • Bandersnatch took the better part of a year to create, time that could've gone to producing season 5. 5 / 8

  • Alternatively, Black Mirror's crew may want to return to the length of older seasons, which ran three episodes. 6 / 8

    Daniel Kaluuya and Jessica Brown Findlay in Black Mirror Fifteen Million Merits Vertical
  • Either way, this hopefully isn't an omen of short runs for any future seasons. 7 / 8

    Jesse Plemons in Black Mirror USS Callister Vertical
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