Netflix has released a brand new trailer for Love, Death & Robots season 2. This is the sophomore season of the acclaimed animated anthology series. It comes from the minds of David Fincher (Seven, Mindhunter) and Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate). While they are pulling the strings behind the scenes, the anthology format allows for different filmmakers to come in and plug something different into this universe. As we can see from this trailer, they appear to be pulling no punches for the upcoming season. Safe to say, this is NSFW. As Netflix teases, expect "naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild. They also suggest for viewers to "Consume irresponsibly."
The trailer opens with a glimpse at one of the shorts viewers will see this season. It contains hyper-realistic animation in what looks to be a sad, emotional tale of love. Things get bizarre from there. Glowing creatures. Creepy houses. Futuristic landscapes. A gigantic foot. Ominous voice over. And even a dog poop cleaning robot. The footage has a bit of everything. Coupled with the violence, it is a lot to process.
Love, Death & Robots season 2 is billed as "a blast of the future with its roots deep in the past." Joshua Donen is also on board as a producer. Tim Miller previously said that they "couldn't have been happier at the response to the show," adding "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." Miller is joined by Jennifer Yuh Nelson as Supervising Director for the upcoming season. Nelson is an Oscar-nominated director who has quite a bit of experience. Some of her credits include Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. Nelson had this to say about it.
"It's a tonal and stylistic Jenga game. Trying to figure out which director might best handle what story."
As for the shorts this season, there are eight in total. The first is Automated Customer Service directed by Kevin Dan Ver Meiren, David Nicolas and Laurent Nicolas. We also have Ice directed by Robert Valley, Pop Squad directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Snow in the Desert directed by Leon Berelle, The Tall Grass directed by Simon Otto, All Through the House directed by Elliot Dear and Life Hutch directed by Alex Beaty. Lastly, there is The Drowned Giant, which was directed by Tim Miller. Though David Fincher is involved he did not direct one of the installments in the upcoming collection.
Luckily for fans of the show, this won't be the last of it. A third season has been confirmed. While no release date has been set, we should expect to see it sometime in 2022. Considering the first season was a critical hit and seemingly did quite well in the viewership department, the continuation makes a great deal of sense. Love, Death & Robots season 2 arrives May 14 on the Netflix streaming service. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.