The New 'Black Mirror' Trailer Has 'Mortal Kombat'-Style Fighting

The New Black Mirror Trailer Has Mortal Kombat-Style Fighting

The fifth season of Black Mirror arrives on Netflix on June 5.Pedro Saad/Netflix
Hello friends! Welcome to today's edition of The Monitor , WIRED's look at all the news in the world of pop culture. What's happening this week? Well the Upfronts are still going on, so there's a lot of talk about new TV shows—and the fates of some previous ones. Also, Hannah Gadsby is doing a terrible job of quitting comedy and Miley Cyrus is in the new Black Mirror trailer. Let's go get 'em.

Hannah Gadsby Is Getting Another Netflix Special

Following her breakout role as Someone Who Totally Upends Comedy with her special Nanette , Hannah Gadsby is coming back to Netflix with a new special. Called Douglas, the special will presumably be from the show of same name, which Gadsby is currently touring around the US. It's set to hit the streaming service next year.

Fox Has a New Show About an Evil Alexa

So, Fox has a new sci-fi drama. It's called neXt, and it appears to be about an Alexa-type device that goes full-on sentient AI and tries to seriously ruin humanity. (The device is called Iliza, FYI.) It's hard to tell if this looks good or not, but casting the guy who plays Tony Stark's dad—John Slattery—as a tech CEO is pretty genius. Per the trailer, the Singularity hits "soon."


Bad news for everyone who loved the early-aughts internet: YTMND seems to have officially shuttered. Launched in 2004, You're the Man Now Dog was one of the central hubs for meme culture. It's a sad day on the internet, indeed.

Rick and Morty Is Returning in November

After lots of waiting and fan frustration, it seems as though Rick and Morty's fourth season is finally making it to the air. The Adult Swim series is officially coming back in November. Exactly which day in November is unknown—as are any details about what will happen in the new series—but regardless, its return is nigh!

Here's a Trailer for Black Mirror Season 5

But that's not all! In other New Things to Watch on Netflix News, the streaming service just released a new trailer for Black Mirror's fifth season. It's got smartphones, creepy robots, and Miley Cyrus. Also, Mortal Kombat-esque fight sequences! The new season launches June 5.
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