Netflix recently announced that Black Mirror season 5 will premiere June 5, 2019.
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Unfortunately, season 5 will only consist of a scant three episodes, less than usual.
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While an exact reason for this change hasn't been given, we have some ideas.
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The main cause of season 5's brevity is likely last year's interactive movie Bandersnatch.
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Bandersnatch took the better part of a year to create, time that could've gone to producing season 5.
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Alternatively, Black Mirror's crew may want to return to the length of older seasons, which ran three episodes.
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Either way, this hopefully isn't an omen of short runs for any future seasons.
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