Netflix has announced that the fifth season of Charlie Brooker's sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror will be launched by the streaming service on Wednesday June 5 - and it stars Andrew Scott.

This latest run will feature three all-new stories from mastermind Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones - and Irish actor Scott is likely to become one of the show's key performers.

The Dubliner's made a name for himself on UK TV in recent years, starring in Sherlock as Holmes' enemy Moriarty, and more recently as a conflicted cleric in Phoebe Waller-Bridges' Fleabag.

Other names included in Black Mirror 5's disparate cast list are Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport and Ludi Lin.

Charlie Brooker hinted to RadioTimes.com that season five would contain a mix of Black Mirror’s trademark dark tone and some slightly lighter episodes.

"Last time I kept getting asked, ‘How do you do Black Mirror in a dystopian present?’ and I was saying, ‘Well I deliberately haven’t written an episode about Brexit, because you don’t know how that’s going to play out, so you’d have to wait and see, in a way.’" he said.

"Because of the turnaround time that we have, we don’t want to be completely outmoded. We don’t tend to do things where we go, ‘Oh what’s happening today?’ and then write about that. So I don’t know that that’s true."

Netflix also released a trailer for Black Mirror 5 featuring Andrew Scott: