Netflix’s new NSFW anthological animated sci-fi series is unlike anything else on the streaming service, and for anyone wondering if we can expect a Love, Death & Robots Season 2, full of even more hyper-sexualized, and sometimes gruesome, sci-fi stories, the answer is yes.
Love, Death & Robots Season 1 was released on Netflix Friday, March 15, 2019. It offered 18 different tales of varied lengths between 6 and 17 minutes long, each telling a totally unique story using different animation styles.
The series is produced by Deadpool director Tim Miller in collaboration with David Fincher, and it’s easily the most weird and mature TV series on Netflix.
Watching Love, Death & Robots is a feverish, bewildering experience that feels like a collision between two of Netflix’s other series: Black Mirror and Devilman Crybaby. Like Black Mirror, the series delivers an anthology of unconnected stories, so there’s no chronological connective tissue. And akin to Devilman Crybaby, it veers into hyper-violent, over-sexualized sequences that dazzle and bewilder. But even that fails to capture the variety of genres and narrative styles that Love, Death & Robots grapples with.
For anyone mature enough to appreciate what Love, Death & Robots is going for, they’re going to devour these 18 episodes in no time at all — and they’re going to want more.
Will Love, Death & Robots get a Season 2? What can we expect from it? There’s no point in predicting the plot of an anthological series like this, because future episodes could literally go anywhere and do anything within the realm of fantasy and science fiction.
Nonetheless, here’s everything we know about Love, Death & Robots Season 2, along with some calculated speculation. We’ll update this post as more news emerges.
Will Love, Death & Robots Get a Season 2?
Yes! In a June 10 tweet, Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account confirmed that Love, Death & Robots was picked up for a “Volume 2” and that Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2) had joined as supervising director to oversee all episodes.
Reviews for Love, Death & Robots were overwhelmingly positive, and even though Netflix rarely releases streaming numbers for its series and movies, it seemed like the series was widely watched.
On YouTube, Netflix hosted an eight-hour countdown to the series’ release. That’s something Netflix rarely, if ever, does. Netflix’s “NX” Twitter account also dedicated nearly every tweet the week of the show’s release to promoting teasers and images from Love, Death & Robots.
Netflix invested a lot of time and energy into the series, and for good reason: It’s bonkers, totally original, and stirring. Because each episode is so short and disconnected, there’s no reason why Netflix wouldn’t be able to just release new episodes in small batches, either.
“Love, Death & Robots is my dream project, it combines my love of animation and amazing stories,” said co-creator Tim Miller in January. “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.”
This being Miller’s “dream project,” we sincerely doubt he’ll stop making these anytime soon.
When Is the Love, Death & Robots Season 2 Release Date?
Currently, Netflix has not announced the release date for Love, Death & Robots Season 2. Because the fundamental structure of the series is so unconventional, the amount of production time needed to produce individual episodes could vary greatly.
We’ll just have to wait for an official announcement from Netflix regarding potential release dates and episode counts for Season 2.
Love, Death & Robots is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.