After two incredible volumes of whirlwind animation from the creators of Love, Death, and Robots, a third volume will be released in May 2022 on Netflix. Here’s what we know about the third volume of Love, Death, and Robots so far.
Executive producers David Fincher, Tim Miller, and, most recently, Jennifer Yuh are behind the experimental animated series. The series tells short stories in various styles of animation and is one of Netflix’s most unique and experimental shows (which has gotten Netflix into trouble).
Volume 1 of the series was released on Netflix in March 2019 with 18 episodes, and volume 2 will be released in mid-May 2021 with an eight-episode volume.
Along with the release of the volume 2 trailer, Netflix announced that work on a volume 3 is already underway, with a release date set for 2022. We now have confirmation that Love, Death & Robots volume 3 will be released on Netflix on Friday, May 20th, 2022, thanks to the release of the teaser trailer.
The third volume will contain eight episodes, which has been confirmed ahead of time.
There’s still no word on which studios are working on the third instalment of Love, Death & Robots. Blur Studio, which has previously served as the principal studio, is almost certain to return. Three of the eight episodes in volume 2 were produced by them.
What can we expect from Love, Death, and Robots volume 3?
To begin, we can tell you that you should expect the unexpected. So far, each episode has delivered a diverse range of stories and themes, with Vol. 2 delivering some more philosophical entries in particular.
Tim Miller told IGN that there is still plenty of room for innovation, adding, “There are some interesting things that we can do that aren’t so narrative driven that I would love to do, but I also don’t want to lose our focus on the narrative if we do that.”
Tim Miller, Jennifer Yuh, David Fincher, and Jermon Denjean discussed the processes that went into creating volume 2 of the show at the Annecy Film Festival in June 2021.
“We’ve got volume 3 coming out, very soon,” Tim Millar teased, adding, “I couldn’t be more excited about the stories we have there.” There are some big surprises in store for everyone. One of which you are already aware, as it is another instalment of those three insane robots.”
Miller confirms that the second episode will feature John Scalzi. It’s unclear whether Philipp Gelatt will return to writing as well. This also implies that Josh Brener, Gary Anthony Williams, and Chris Parnell will reprise their roles as K-VRC, XBOT 4000, and The Cat, respectively.
Is there going to be a fourth volume of Love, Death, and Robots?
The show has not yet been officially renewed beyond volume 3. After that, in 2022, Miller has stated that there will be plenty of stories to keep the show going.
Miller stated in the previously mentioned IGN interview that they “have enough stories and ideas to start on a fourth volume,” and that “we can get even better stories and give people more of what they want is a huge, run ride.”
Do you want more Love, Death, and Robots? Check out this fantastic AMA with Tim Miller and Jennifer Yuh Nelson on RPAN on Reddit. The show will also be accompanied by an art book. We couldn’t find out where the book will be available yet, but it could be on Netflix’s new store.