Black Cake Season 1 Episode 5 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

Black Cake Season 1 Episode 5

Based on The New York Times-bestselling book by Charmaine Wilkerson, ‘Black Cake’ is an upcoming family drama wrapped in a murder mystery. The show boasts a diverse cast of characters and a global setting, promising something similar to Hulu’s Kindred released earlier this year. The story takes place in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California as the narrative travels halfway through the world through complex timelines.

Marissa Jo Cerar has penned the adaptation and serves as showrunner on the series, which spans decades. Black Cake will aim to stupify viewers with the bold fantastical elements that have got critics excited in the early previews of the show. 

Here is everything you need to know about Black Cake Season 1 Episode 5, including its release date, time, and where you can watch this.

Where Can I Watch Black Cake?

Black Cake is a Hulu offering and will be exclusively available to stream on the platform in the US. Along with Hulu, our readers can also watch the show on Disney+, which has partnered with the network to bring their content to different geographies. We do not currently have any other streaming offers for you. 

Black Cake Season 1 Episode 5 Release Date

Black Cake Season 1 Episode 5 will be released on Wednesday, November 15, 8/7c. Expect the runtime to be roughly 53 minutes, since the show is a drama. The first three episodes were almost an hour long but there is no guarantee of the runtime going forward. 

After the tripleheader with the first three episodes, the show has changed trajectory to a weekly release schedule. The new episodes of Black Cake will be available to stream on Hulu and Disney+ with subtitles.

We have an update here for our readers. While the episodes will be available to watch on Hulu on the 8th, non-US viewers will only be able to watch the new episodes with a two-day lag. Hence, Disney+ will host Episode 5 on 17th November. 

The plot summary for Episode 5, titled “Mother,” reads: “Byron and Benny must each face demons from their past – and their mother’s.” It is not enough to gauge too much, giving us even more incentive to tune in on time! 

How Many Episodes Will Black Cake Have?

Black Cake Season 1 will have a total of eight episodes. After episode 5, we will be left with three more episodes. We do not expect any scheduling changes from Hulu for the next month. But if there are any, we will be sure to update our readers in this series of preview articles. 

What happened in Episode 4?

Episode 4 of Black Cake mainly focuses on Byron and Benny’s struggles. Right after spotting Gibbs that day in the protest, Eleanor had a very clear future with him. Gibbs left his own settled life to start afresh with Eleanor as they moved to the US. Gibbs is the father of the children and remained with Eleanor until his death two years after Thanksgiving when Benny ran away.

Benny is revealed to have a bisexual orientation. She faces difficulty in finding acceptance from Bert, who denounces her career and life choices. However, after leaving the house, Benny makes great strides in her career as an artist. She catches the attention of famous exhibitionist Steve Dwyer, with whom she begins a relationship.

However, it turns out that Steve is abusive, possessive, and paranoid about Benny leaving him. She is particularly distraught as she isn’t able to attend Bert’s funeral after getting hit in the face by Steve. Byron’s wife, Lynette, admonishes him for not standing up to the people who didn’t promote him. She encourages him to use the race card but Byron shoots down her assertions. 

Is There A Trailer For Black Cake Season 1?

There is indeed! You can find a trailer for Black Cake Season 1 below.


Are you looking forward to this episode? What are your expectations from the show? Let us know in the comments below.

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