What’s new on the Netflix menu? Almost everything, and amongst it, is the animated android anthology series Love, Death & Robots by Tim Miller and David Fincher, making its comeback on Netflix on May 14 for season 2.
The series portrayed as “Love, Death + Robots” is an adult anthology series where each episode is animated by an amazing crew hailing from various countries. The series was renewed for season 2 in June 2019 via a tweet by Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account confirming that Love, Death & Robots has been picked up for a “Chapter 2” and to supervise all episodes, as supervising director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2) had joined. The series had received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its first season
The series’ season 1 makes us nostalgic of the time of 1981’s cult hit “Heavy Metal” sci-fiction anthology film, which was notorious for its violence and sexual themes. As for season 2, the trailer begins on a lighthearted and surprisingly ruminative note but soon makes it clear that the show won’t skimp on gritty sci-fi action and more comedic moments. Season 2 will consist of 8 episodes, and so will the recently announced season 3, which will premiere sometime in 2022.
Netflix curtain raised the trailer for the show’s freshman season on Monday. Here, take a look at it yourself!
As Per Netflix, the show’s logline reads:
“Other-worlds, naked giants, and robots-gone-wild clash in this anthology of adult animated stories executive produced by Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Joshua Donen.”
The show’s huge success was also partly due to each of its episode being so short and disconnected, there’s no reason why Netflix wouldn’t be able to release new episodes in small batches, and the random nature of the show is exactly what makes it impossible to contemplate a concrete plot for the show. The only advice? Don’t be shocked if we eventually see Love, Death & Robots do their own take on an interactive episode!
Miller says, “Love, Death & Robots is my dream project; it combines my love of animation and amazing stories.” “Midnight movies, comics, books, and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades, but they were relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds of which I was a part. I’m so fucking excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation,” she added.
This being Miller’s “dream project,” we sincerely hope he’ll keep making them for some time.