Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Stunning Cape Town locations used in Miley Cyrus’ Black Mirror episode [photos]

Miley Cyrus Black Mirror Cape TownLooking good, Cape Town: The Mother City doubles up for Malibu in this latest Black Mirror episode, which features a powerhouse performance from Miley Cyrus.

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Charlie Brooker’s smash-hit Netflix series Black Mirror has made a triumphant return to our screens this week, with three brand new episodes released for season five. The one which will look eerily familiar to Cape Town locals stars Miley Cyrus, as a manufactured pop-star struggling with her identity. God knows where she found the inspiration…

Miley Cyrus’ Black Mirror episode shot in Cape Town

The episode – titled Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, tells the story of Cyrus’ character Ashley, who is effectively being used and manipulated by record labels and family members in order to make a ton of money. One of these schemes includes a talking, robotic doll made in Ashley’s image – and things only get weirder from there.

In the stunning hour-long show, there are plenty of twists and turns – and a few beuatiful locations that are right on our doorstep. Don’t worry, this is a spoiler-free zone, so you can see Cape Town transformed into Malibu without ruining the plot for yourself. Kind, aren’t we?

Cape Town locations: Where Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too was filmed

First of all, Miley Cyrus (Ashley) lives in a massive mansion. But this beautiful combination of bricks and mortar is located in the hills of Constantia. The views are stunning, and the residence itself looks exactly like the type of place that would keep a multi-millionaire pop star happy!

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There are a couple of other external locations to look out for, too: It appears that the home belonging to Rachel and Jack is situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Meanwhile, scenes from Ritman High School were actually shot at the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University.

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Black Mirror returns to Cape Town

Bob’s Bar – which features towards the beginning and the end of the episode – appears to be in Observatory. The Black Mirror crew also shot scenes for season three’s San Junipero here.

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Miley Cyrus was riding through the city streets

And what is a show filmed in Cape Town without a good, old-fashioned car chase? The scene featuring bumper-to-bumper action took place in Cape Town’s CBD – if you look closely, you can see the shadow of Table Mountain and its Western peaks in the shot.

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