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'Black Mirror' series five: new cast members announced

Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star in the next series of Charlie Brooker's dystopian sci-fi

Anthony Mackie (left) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have both reportedly cast in the next series of 'Black Mirror'
Anthony Mackie (left) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have both reportedly cast in the next series of 'Black Mirror'

Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have reportedly been cast in the upcoming series of Black Mirror.

The news that Mackie, who plays Falcon in Avengers: Infinity War, and Abdul-Mateen II, who plays the villain Black Manta in Aquaman, will both star in the Emmy Award-wining sci-fi series is welcome, since there have not yet been any official updates about a new season from Netflix.

All we know so far is that Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a groundbreaking "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" style one-off episode, was not a replacement for a full series.

Each episode of Black Mirror is a standalone story with a different cast and is not yet known whether Mackie and Abdul-Mateen II will even feature in the same episode.

Mackie is due to star in another Netflix series, Altered Carbon, while Abdul-Mateen II is rumoured to be in line for the lead role in Jordan Peele’s Candyman sequel.

Black Mirror is an anthology series that focuses on what happens when the relationship between humans and technology goes wrong.

Updated: March 21, 2019 12:32 PM

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