‘LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS’ Vol. 2 Details Released & Renewal News

One of the first ventures into adult animation for Netflix was the first volume of LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS.  That initial series of animated shorts was talked about quite a bit amongst fans, and now there will be a fresh batch to discuss next month.  Volume 2 of the series of shorts will drop on May 14th.  Before I get to the details, let's look at the trailer.

Remember, this isn't just about a different series of stories, you'll also see different animation styles.  I think that might be one of the things that I like the most about it.  There will be eight new stories this time around.  They are:

  • Automated Customer Service
    (10 minutes)
    Directed by Meat Dept (Kevin Dan Ver 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

The logline for Vol. 2 of LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS release by Netflix describes the shorts this way:  "Otherworlds, naked giants and robots-gone-wild clash in this anthology of adult animated stories executive produced by Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Joshua Donen."

Miller is also joined this time around by Kung Fu Panda collaborator Jennifer Yuh Nelson as Supervising Director.  It will be interesting to see how that might change which stories we'll see this time around.  If you're a fan, you'll be happy to hear that this won't be it.  A third volume is in the works, and will be coming out sometime in 2022.

Want to be ready to watch once May 14th goes around?  Save you spot here.  Keep checking back for more of our coverage closer to the release.

Photo Credit: Netflix