Netflix’s new NSFW anthological animated sci-fi series is unlike anything else on the streaming service, and we’re already wondering if we can expect a Love, Death & Robots Season 2, full of even more hyper-sexualized, and sometimes gruesome, sci-fi stories.
Love, Death & Robots Season 1 hit Netflix on Friday, March 15, 2019, offering 18 different stories of varied lengths between six 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 feverish 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?
The first season has only just been released, but early reviews make it seem like Love, Death & Robots is going to quickly become a widely-streamed critical darling. Netflix rarely releases streaming numbers for its series and movies,
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 really seems to be excited about 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.
As of right now, however, all of this is pure speculation. Fans can probably remain hopeful that more Love, Death & Robots might be on the horizon.
“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?
If Love, Death & Robots does get greenlit for a second season at Netflix, there’s no telling when it might be released. Because the fundamental structure of the series is so unconventional, the amount of production time needed to produce individual episodes could vary greatly.
For all we know, Miller and Fincher might already be working on more episodes, and a handful of new shorter episodes might be released in as little as a few months. We’ll just have to wait for an official announcement.
Love, Death & Robots is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.