Black Mirror fans will receive a treat in the form of a short video series Netflix plans to release on its Latin America YouTube channel starting today, May 26. The series will feature short promotional videos released over coming days, ultimately leading up to the show’s Season 5 premiere on Netflix next month. As with Season 5, the series will only feature three episodes.
Black Mirror is a British TV show that first aired in 2011, presenting viewers with standalone episodes often compared to a modern twist on The Twilight Zone. The show made the transition to Netflix years ago, where it continues to live with both new seasons and the relatively recent launch of a movie called Bandersnatch.
To promote the show’s fifth season, Netflix will release a short video series on its Latin America YouTube channel on May 26, June 2, and June 6. The series, which was first spotted by Variety, will be called “Little Black Mirror.” The company tapped Rudy Mancuso to direct the three short episodes.
It’s unclear what each of the short videos will present, as well as their duration, though they’re described as very short. The last will arrive the day after the show’s Season 5 premiere on Netflix, but there won’t be any sort of tie-in with the Netflix show. The first video is expected to arrive some time today.
Netflix has a number of actors on board for its Black Mirror Season 5, including Topher Grace, Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott, and others. Because Black Mirror is now a Netflix Original, the new episodes will be available starting on June 5 in all regions where Netflix is offered.
UPDATE: Netflix has clarified that this is a promotional video series inspired by Black Mirror. The article has been updated to reflect this.