Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming next installment of the Emmy Award-winning animated adult anthology Love Death + Robots, launching May 14 globally. The upcoming Vol. 2 will include eight new animated shorts, with a third installment featuring eight more coming in 2022.
Love Death + Robots is a blast of the future with its roots deep in the past. Show creator Tim Miller teamed up with director David Fincher after years of wanting to make adult animated features and short films at his animation house Blur Studio. When his directorial debut Deadpool hit big, they saw their opportunity and the anthology series found a natural home at Netflix.
“We couldn’t have been happier at the response to the show,” Miller said of the success of the first season. “It was exactly the kind of passionate reception from animation fans David and I hoped for, but for many long years had been told wouldn’t happen.”
For Vol. 2, Miller was joined by Oscar nominee Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3) as supervising director. Together, they sought talented and diverse animation directors from around the world, for a blend of styles and stories ranging from violent comedy to existential philosophy.
“It’s a tonal and stylistic Jenga game, trying to figure out which director might best handle what story,” Yuh Nelson noted.
Love Death + Robots Vol. 2:
- Automated Customer Service (10 minutes). Directed by Meat Dept (Kevin Van Der Meiren, David Nicolas, Laurent Nicolas). Animation company: Atoll Studio. Based on a story by John Scalzi.
- Ice (10 minutes). Directed by Robert Valley. Animation company: Passion Pictures. Based on a story by Rich Larson.
- Pop Squad (15 minutes). Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Animation company: Blur Studio. Based on a story by Paolo Bacigalupi.
- Snow in the Desert (15 minutes). Directed by Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra, Maxime Luere. Animation company: Unit Image Based on a story by Neal Asher.
- The Tall Grass (8 minutes). Directed by Simon Otto. Animation company: Axis Animation. Based on a story by Joe Lansdale.
- All Through the House (4 minutes). Directed by Elliot Dear. Animation company Blink Industries. Based on a story by Joachim Heijndermans.
- Life Hutch (10 minutes). Directed by Alex Beaty. Animation company: Blur Studio. Based on a story by Harlan Ellison.
- The Drowned Giant (10 minutes). Directed by Tim Miller. Animation company: Blur Studio. Based on a story by J.G. Ballard.