Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming next instalment 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 instalment 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.