Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots is an attempt by the streaming platform to diversify its content as much as possible as it prepares for an inevitable streaming platform war. Love, Death & Robots is an animated anthology web series that drew inspiration from the 1981 film Heavy Metal.
The idea to create a film or a series inspired by Heavy Metal first came to directors David Fincher and Tim Miller in the late 2000s. They pitched the project to various production companies, but they couldn’t get funding for it. Finally, Netflix agreed to produce the project, and Love, Death & Robots was born.
The series is absolutely wild. It has 18 episodes that are produced by teams from all around the world. Each episode has a different storyline, but themes such as horror, nudity, and explicit violence are present throughout the series. This piece will let you in on everything you need to know about Love, Death & Robots season 2.
When will Love, Death & Robots season 2 come to Netflix?
Netflix announced on 10th June 2019 that it had renewed the show for a second season. The series has been in production since then, and we expect that the series will air in mid-2020.
The show was well received by fans, and it prompted Netflix to announce the second season. It was also announced that Jennifer Yuh Nelson would take up the role of supervising director and oversee all of season 2’s episodes.
What happened in Love, Death & Robots season 1?
Love, Death & Robots featured 18 episodes ranging from 5 to 15 minutes each. Every episode had a different story, but each story revolved around love, death & robots. The creators of the show wanted each story to fit within the show’s title, and each episode achieved that to some degree.
Only two of the stories in Love, Death & Robots season 1 were original. The rest were adapted from sci-fi writers such as Jon Scalzi, Alastair Reynolds, and Joe R. Lansdale. Miller and Fincher had no criteria when picking the stories. Their only goal was to create a show that appealed to fans.
It meant that Love, Death & Robots didn’t have a singular direction. The series went nowhere because it didn’t have a story or an epic ending like most shows. Netflix even altered the order in which you could watch the show according to your region. The one thing that Love, Death & Robots season 1 had was pure entertainment value.
What to expect in Love, Death & Robots season 2
It is almost impossible to predict what we are going to get from Love, Death & Robots season 2. However, we expect the same type of storytelling and the different types of animations we got from season 1.
Love, Death & Robots had many positive reviews, but it did come under heavy criticism for how it portrayed sexual violence. We expect the instances of sexual violence to reduce now that Jennifer Yuh Nelson has been drafted into the production team.