‘Love Death & Robots’ Season 2 Trailer & Release Date: Netflix’s Stunning Animated Anthology Returns

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Finally! The trailer has arrived for Love, Death & Robots Volume 2, the second chapter of the Netflix anthology series boasting visually-stunning animated adult shorts.

Deadpool director Tim Miller teamed up with renowned filmmaker David Fincher to produce a special anthology series showcasing various styles of animation and storytelling techniques. The first group of shorts were mostly fantastic. “There’s enough variety and creativity at work in Love, Death & Robots to ensure there will be plenty to chew on,” our writer Adam Fleet wrote in his review, “even if you only have a passing interest in science fiction and horror.”

Said Miller regarding how the first volume was received: “We couldn’t have been happier at the response to the show. 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.”

Season two finds Miller joined by Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who’s on board as Supervising Director. “It’s a tonal and stylistic Jenga game,” said Nelson, “Trying to figure out which director might best handle what story.”

Well, if the trailer below is anything to go by, there’s going to be another striking array of styles and stories on offer. Take a look at the trailer (which, by the way, uses Hereditary‘s score track “Reborn” to great effect), then scroll down to check out the descriptions of each short.

Love, Death & Robots Volume 2 hits Netflix on May 14th.

Love, Death & Robots Volume 2 EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS:

Pop Squad (15 minutes)

  • Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • Animation Company: Blur Studio
  • Based on a story by: Paolo Bacigalupi

In a future where resources are controlled by the rich, “unregistered offspring” are forbidden by the state. A police officer charged with enforcing population control faces a crisis of conscience.

Life Hutch (10 minutes)

  • Directed by Alex Beaty
  • Animation Company: Blur Studio
  • Based on a story by: Harlan Ellison

When his ship is damaged in battle, a combat pilot (Michael B. Jordan) crashlands on a desolate planet. Fortunately there’s an automated shelter on the surface he can take refuge in until rescue arrives… if he can survive that long.

Ice (10 minutes)

  • Directed by Robert Valley
  • Animation Company: Passion Pictures
  • Based on a story by: Rich Larson

In a future where many humans are enhanced with extraordinary strength and endurance, the “unmodded” feel left behind. This class-conflict drives a rift between two brothers that puts their lives at risk during a dangerous race across the frozen sea of their colony world.

The Tall Grass (8 minutes)

  • Directed by Simon Otto
  • Animation Company: Axis Animation
  • Based on a story by: Joe Lansdale

When a train makes an unscheduled stop in the middle of nowhere, a lone traveller is lured into the surrounding fields by drifting, ethereal lights. But his curiosity may prove deadly when he discovers the hellish source of the illumination.

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

Some senior citizens are lucky enough to enjoy their golden years in tomorrow’s high-tech, assisted living communities. They pursue relaxation and spiritual fulfillment, their every need taken care of… until their robotic servants decide to kill them.

All Through the House (4 minutes)

  • Directed by Elliot Dear
  • Animation Company: Blink Industries
  • Based on a story by: Joachim Heijndermans

On Christmas Eve, a young girl and her little brother lie awake, too excited to sleep. When a jingle of bells announces Saint Nick’s arrival they sneak downstairs hoping to catch a glimpse of the mythical gift-giver… but find something far less jolly than they expected.

The Drowned Giant (10 minutes)

  • Directed by Tim Miller
  • Animation Company: Blur Studio
  • Based on a story by: J.G. Ballard

When a two hundred foot tall naked body washes ashore outside a small fishing village, crowds gather to witness the spectacle. A local scientist documents the leviathan’s surrender to nature while the miraculous becomes first mundane and then forgotten entirely.

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

On an arid, scorched planet at the edge of galactic civilization, an ageless albino named “Snow” is hunted by an assortment of hired killers. But after a beautiful stranger named Hirald saves his life, she reveals her own plans for him, but keeps some secrets of her own.

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