The popular adult animated anthology series ‘Love, Death & Robots‘ from Tim Miller and David Fincher has been renewed for a second season by Netflix. The streaming giant made the announcement on Twitter on Monday, reports Variety. Jennifer Yuh Nelson has joined the second season as supervising director who will oversee all episodes. ‘Love, Death & Robots’ debuted in March on Netflix. The first season consisted of 18 episodes presented as standalone animated short stories.
According to Netflix’s logline, the shorts covered genres like sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. The duration of each episode was from 6-17 minutes in length. Moreover, each episode featured different writers, filmmakers and animators. ‘Love, Death, and Robots’ is a joint venture of David Fincher and Tim Miller (‘Deadpool‘) with Jennifer Miller and Josh Donen also join the project as executive producers.
“Love, Death and Robots is my dream project,” Miller is quoted as saying during the launch of the first season by THR. “It combines my love of animation and amazing stories. Midnight movies, comics, books and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades, but they were relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds of which I was a part. I’m so fucking excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”
The series drew criticism on social media platforms during its first season run for accused gender discrimination in presenting the program to subscribers. But the streamer rejected the accusation on the face. The series picked up momentum after the initial controversy and went on to become one of the path-breaking shows in 2019. Each short featured a unique animations style ranging from classic 2D to photo-realistic 3D CGI.
The animation department was headed by the best animators from around the world. According to reports, the series is inspired from the ’70s comic book tradition. Both Miller and Fincher shared the nostalgic excitement as two kids grew up along with such comic book narratives. David Fincher’s previous collaborations with Netflix as an executive producer include ‘Mindhunter‘ and ‘House of Cards.’
You is known for projects like ‘Spawn,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3,’ and ‘The Darkest Minds.’ She has also worked in the 2005 animated feature ‘Madagascar’ as a storyboard artist.
The move from Netflix is considered as a part of its updated strategy for animated content. The streaming service features an impressive animated program slate that includes titles like ‘Tuca and Bertie,’ ‘Carmen Sandiego,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Disjointed,’ and ‘Big Mouth.’
Check out the official announcement of Netflix on Twitter below.
"Love, Death and Robots" will be back! Jennifer Yuh Nelson has joined as supervising director for Volume 2 and will oversee all episodes pic.twitter.com/8OVStMbpeP
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Cover Image Courtesy: Netflix.