Netflix 'Love Death + Robots' Season 2: Air time, how to live stream, trailer and all you need to know about animated series
When 'Love, Death + Robots' volume 1 hit the screen, it was binge-worthy, with our only real complaint being that we wish there was more to it. And now, finally, there is something to look forward to -- 'Love, Death + Robots' Volume 2 is here!
The Netflix animated anthology series, Season 2 follows the same format, where fans are treated to eight episodes that follow 8 unique stories and animation. This time around, get ready for naked giants, things lurking in the dark and robots, obviously.
Air time and how to live stream
'Love Death + Robots' Volume 2 releases on Netflix on May 14, 2021.
Divided into eight episodes, with the shortest one being four minutes and the longer ones going up to 15. Season 2 has giants, demons and robots, of course, with each episode based on a unique story with its own set of characters. As per the Netflix press release, here's a look at each of the eight episodes.
One of the two 15 minute episodes this season, 'Pop Squad' follows the story of a dystopian society, where the population is controlled, including pregnancies. This episode in particular deals with a police officer who is now faced with a tough decision. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and based on a story by Paolo Bacigalupi. 'Pop Squad' comes from the animation company, Blur Studio, which worked on season 1 as well. As per the official episode summary -- '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' is a 10-minute episode, which features Micheal B. Jordan as a pilot that's stranded on a deserted planet and now has to fight for his survival. There's a good chance the animation here could be similar to that of 'Lucky 13' from season 1, which featured ' Orange is the New Black's Samira Wiley. Directed by Alex Beaty and based on a story by Harlan Ellison, 'Life Hutch' is the work of Blur Studio. As per the official episode summary -- '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.'
A 10-minute episode, 'Ice,' follows the story of two brothers that seem to clash, in a world where some humans are enhanced while others are not. Directed by Robert Valley and based on a story by Rich Larson, 'Ice' is the animated works of Passion Pictures. As per the official episode summary -- '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'
An 8-minute episode, 'The Tall Grass' follows the story of a man aboard a train, who gets off the vehicle when it stops in the middle of a field. Directed by Simon Otto, based on a story by Joe Lansdale, Axis Animation is the studio behind this episode. As per the official episode summary -- 'When a train makes an unscheduled stop in the middle of nowhere, a lone traveler 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'
A 10-minute episode, 'Automated Customer Service' is probably is a very real nightmare -- what would happen if the robots and electronics we so heavily depend on turned against us? Directed by Meat Dept -- Kevin Dan Ver Meiren, David Nicolas, Laurent Nicolas and based on a story by John Scalzi, the animation company behind the episode is Atoll Studio. As per the official episode summary -- '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'
The shortest episode in the series, clocking in at 4 minutes, 'All Through the House' follows a pair of excited siblings on Christmas Eve, who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their gifts. However, there might be something unexpectedly sinister that comes along instead. Directed by Elliot Dear and based on a story by Joachim Heijndermans, the animation studio behind the episode is Blink Industries. As per the official summary: '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'
A 10-minute episode, 'The Drowned Giant' is the story of a corpse that finds its way to a small fishing town, and soon the mystery behind it engulfs the town itself.
Directed by Tim Miller and written by acclaimed author J.G. Ballard, 'The Drowned Giant' is a part of his collection of short stories, published under the title 'The Terminal Beach.' The studio behind the animation for the same is Blur Studio. As per the official episode summary, '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'
The only other 15-minute episode in the series, 'Snow in the Desert' is the story of a man named Snow, who is being hunted down by assassins. He crosses path with a woman named Hirald and although she saves him, there is more to her than meets the eye. Directed by Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra, Maxime Luere and based on a story by Neal Asher, the studio behind the animation is Unit Image. As per the official summary - '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.'
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Nelson has a long-standing career as a storyboard artist and film director. She is the director of 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'Kung Fu Panda 3,' and 'The Darkest Minds.' Her other works include 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,' 'Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas' and 'Madagascar.' Nelson spoke about how she hopes to see more adult animation in the future. "I hope so," she said, with regard to more animated works such as 'Love, Death + Robots.' "I mean, how many people in the animation business are waiting for that to happen? Every animator I know wants to do adult animation. The issue was always whether there would be enough of an audience for it. And it seems, now, there are."
After the success of season 1, Miller returns for season 2. He is a seasoned film director, producer, screenwriter, and visual effects artist, having worked on on the likes of 'Deadpool,' 'Gopher Broke,' 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' and 'Thor: The Dark World.' "We couldn’t have been happier at the response to the show," Miller said, while talking about the hype and excitement the series saw. "It was exactly the kind of passionate reception from animation fans David (Fincher, executive producer) and I hoped for, but for many long years had been told wouldn’t happen," he added.
As per the caption shared along with the trailer -- 'The NSFW animated anthology returns with a vengeance. Naked giants, Christmas demons, and robots-gone-wild… Consume irresponsibly. From wild adventures on far-flung planets to unsettling encounters close to home: The Emmy-winning anthology returns with a crop of provocative tales.' With eight unique episodes, all set in their own worlds and with different stories, Season 2 promises to be just as wild as ever.
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