Netflix drops red band trailer of ‘Love Death + Robots’ season two

Netflix’s most awaited adult animated anthology Love Death + Robots season two is all set to premiere worldwide on 14 May 2021.

The streaming giant dropped a minute-long red band trailer on Monday. The R-rated trailer features a lot of vengeance, animated violence, and adult content with a message ‘consume responsibly’. 

The upcoming installment will include eight new animated shorts followed by a third installment featuring eight more shorts that will come in 2022. 

The first season of Love Death + Robots with 18 shorts was released in March 2019, with a varied length of episodes ranging from six to 17 minutes and the storyline is based on the three aforementioned subjects: love, death, and robots.

Love Death + Robots is created by David Fincher and Tim Miller (Deadpool) and developed by Blur Studios. The adult animated sci-fi anthology series is based on the 1981 cult classic film Heavy Metal, also an animated anthology of various sci-fi stories. For volume two Fincher was joined by Yuh Nelson as the supervising director. The Oscar-nominated director oversees the animation of all eight animation shorts.

Volume Two episode titles and synopsis

Pop Squad (15 mins)

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and based on a story by Paolo Bacigalupi

Animation Company: Blur Studio

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

Life Hutch (10 mins)

Directed by Alex Beaty and based on a story by Harlan Ellison

Animation Company: Blur Studio

When his ship is damaged in battle, a combat pilot crash-lands 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 mins)

Directed by Robert Valley and based on a story by Rich Larson

Animation Company: Passion Pictures

In a future where many humans are enhanced with extraordinary strength and endurance, the unmolded feel left behind. This class conflict drives a rift between two brothers that puts their lives at risk during a dangerous race.

The Tall Grass (Eight mins)

Directed by Simon Otto and based on a story by Joe Lansdale

Animation Company: Axis Animation

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

Automated Customer Service (10 mins)

Directed by Meat Dept (Kevin Dan Ver Meiren, David Nicolas, Laurent Nicolas) and based on a story by John Scalzi

Animation Company: AtollStudio 

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

All Through the House (Four mins)

Directed by Elliot Dear and based on a story by Joachim Heijndermans

Animation Company: Blink Industries

On Christmas Eve, a young girl and her little brother lie awake. 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 unexpected.

The Drowned Giant (10 mins)

Directed by Tim Miller and based on a story by J.G. Ballard

Animation Company: Blur Studio

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.

Snow in the Desert (15 mins)

Directed by Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra, Maxime Luere and based on a story by Neal Asher

Animation Company: Unit Image

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 plans for him.

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