Love, Death & Robots is unlike anything else on Netflix. A dark sci-fi anthology created by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (Mindhunter), it’s established itself in a league of its own, crafting visually diverse animated short films mostly inspired by short stories.
With Season 2 now available for streaming, albeit with fewer segments than Season 1, fans are now clamoring for more. Here’s everything you need to know about Love Death & Robots Season 3, from potential release date to specific episodes to expect.
Is Love, Death & Robots renewed for Season 3?
Yes: the highly anticipated trailer for Love, Death & Robots Season 2 (released in April 2021) came complete with a twist ending. After giving audiences a glimpse of the heart-racing, tear-jerking stories told across Season 1, the teaser confirmed more Love, Death & Robots is on the way. Announcing Season 2’s release date as May 14, 2021, the screen then glitched and displayed text that read: “VOL. 3 2022.”
So, it’s official; there is a third season incoming. Be prepared for another selection of visually gripping, narratively twisted tales to hit Netflix sometime next year.
When is the Love, Death & Robots Season 3 release date?
While we know a third season is coming, no official date has been confirmed beyond 2022. However, that’s actually great news, given the show’s past. Season 1 of Love, Death & Robots premiered in 2019, on March 15, while Season 2 hit the streamer in 2021, on May 14. For those keeping track at home, those seasons arrived 26 months apart. However vague, a 2022 release date means fans will have to wait far less long before plunging into more episodes of the series.
How many episodes will be in Love, Death & Robots Season 3?
There was some concern over the fact Season 2 only had eight episodes, as Season 1 had a whopping 18. That means there’s a substantial range where Season 3 could fall, but don’t expect another batch of 18 next year.
“I'll just say what has become volumes two and three, we planned as volume two,” Love, Death & Robots co-creator Tim Miller told Inverse. “And then Netflix said, 'Hey, is there any way we can get this on the service sooner?' So this was the way we did it, by prioritizing a batch of them.”
Given these clues, the most logical number of episodes would be 10, as Seasons 2 and 3 were developed to be an equivalent to Season 1. But it could be another set of 8, or the extra year may allow for more episodes in Season 3.
Is there a Love, Death & Robots Season 3 trailer?
Not just yet. While this series is distinguished by its inclusion of various shorts developed by different crews with unique animation styles, that approach makes the series’ development a bit more complicated. Each short is developed more-or-less independently, meaning a trailer will likely only be curated once enough of them have been completed and delivered to the series’ creators.
That said, we can expect to see a full trailer for Love, Death & Robots at least one month before the release – if Netflix sticks to the same marketing strategy it employed for Season 2.
What will happen in Love, Death & Robots Season 3 episodes?
The joy (and despair) of the anthology format is that you never know what to expect – not only from one season to another, but any individual episode to the next. However, one huge spoiler has already emerged regarding the third season, bringing a sense of continuity to this fragmented series.
In a recent Reddit AMA, supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson let slip that there will be returning characters in Love, Death & Robots Season 3: in particular, the three tourist robots from Season 1 episode “Three Robots.”
Tim Miller confirmed the reappearance to Inverse: “We definitely wanted to make sure that “Three Robots” came back, it was one of our favorites and one of the fan favorites.”
“Three Robots” was based on a short story by author John Scalzi, a common collaborator with Miller. “John Scalzi is my go-to guy. He is a genius and a super nice guy and very into the show. I hang out with him even when we don't have any show business to do,” Miller said. Hopefully this close collaboration means a follow-up fans will love, and even more similar stories that are sure to become new favorites.
Love, Death & Robots is now streaming on Netflix.
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