The android anthology is back. Netflix’s NSFW anthological animated sci-fi series Love, Death & Robots 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 titillating and sometimes gruesome sci-fi stories, the short answer is yes.
We've even got some updates about the second season, and more to come after that.
Love, Death & Robots Season 1 was released on Netflix in March 2019 and offered 18 different tales ranging from 6 to 17 minutes long, each telling a unique story with a different animation style. The series is produced by Deadpool director Tim Miller in collaboration with David Fincher, and it’s easily one of the weirdest 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 that lean towards science fiction, so there’s no chronological connective tissue. And akin to Devilman Crybaby, it veers into hyper-violent, over-sexualized sequences that dazzle and bewilder. 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’ll devour these 18 episodes in no time at all — and they’re going to want more.
What can we expect from Love, Death & Robots Season 2? 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. And there's little reason to suspect that there'll ever be a direct sequel to any previous episodes.
Nonetheless, here’s everything we know about Love, Death & Robots Season 2:
Was Love, Death & Robots renewed for Season 2?
Yes! In a June 2019 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 based on chatter over social media.
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?
Love, Death & Robots Season 2 is set to premiere on May 14, 2021. The season will consist of 8 episodes, with 8 episodes also airing in the recently-announced Season 3.
Is there a trailer for Love, Death & Robots Season 2?
Yes! The trailer for Season 2 was uploaded with the release date announcement in April 2021. It showcases the wide variety and animation styles of the eight episodes, containing everything from naked giants to Christmas demons to robots that pick up dog poop.
What is the plot of Love, Death & Robots Season 2?
Due to the anthology nature of Love, Death & Robots, there’s no concrete plot to the show, except to say that every short will deal with at least one of the titular themes. The series made news immediately when it created four randomized play orders of its first season for Netflix users. While there are no announcements of other creative liberties the show will take for Season 2, don’t be surprised if we eventually see Love, Death & Robots do their own take on an interactive episode!
Is Love, Death & Robots renewed for Season 3?
Yes! Netflix announced alongside the Season 2 premiere that the series would continue for another season airing in 2022. Season 3 is currently planned to consist of 8 episodes. Additionally, series creator Tim Miller has said that he has enough stories at the moment to even start working on a possible Season 4 should the streaming service want another batch after that.
Season 2 of Love, Death & Robots premieres May 14, 2021 on Netflix.
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