'Love, Death + Robots' V3 official trailer and details for 9 new short films
The acclaimed anthology of adult animation Love, Death + RobotsThe critically acclaimed and publicly acclaimed will return to Netflix with nine visually stunning sci-fi / horror shorts this month. In the official trailer that debuted today, take a look at weird worlds, wild alien life forms and some familiar robot faces…
As detailed in the newly revealed list of episodes and directors, these stories come to life from a lineup of famous directors, including executive producer David Fincher (making his debut as an animation director) and the return of Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Alberto. Mielgo (Windscreen wiper, LDR - The Witness). The 11 Emmy winning series is produced by Tim Miller, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller and Joshua Donen.
Before launching on streaming screens, fans can catch the best of Volumes 1 and 2 and a preview of Volume 3, as well as a live streamed Q&A session with Fincher, Tim Miller and supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson May 10 at Alamo Drafthouse cinemas around the world US (more info here.)
Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 will premiere on Netflix on May 20th. You can read more about the third season in the big 35th anniversary issue of Animation Magazine (June / July '22, # 321), available soon!
Volume 3 Episodes:
Three robots: exit strategies
The first direct sequel in Love's history, Death + Robots, from the mind of acclaimed science fiction novelist John Scalzi. The titular trio of goofy droids return for a whirlwind tour studying post-apocalyptic human survival strategies before humanity was finally extinct.
Director: Patrick Osborne (Pearl, Feast)
Writer: Giovanni Scalzi
Studio: Study of the shot
A jable shark hunter sailing ship is attacked by a giant crustacean whose size and intelligence are matched only by its appetite. Mutiny, betrayal and ventriloquism with a corpse… welcome aboard David Fincher's animated directorial debut.
Director: David Fincher (Mindhunter, Mank)
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker, based on the short story by Neal Asher
Studio: Blur Studio
The Very Pulse of the Machine (The real drive of the machine)
When an exploratory expedition to the surface of the moon Io ends in disaster, an astronaut must escape by dragging his co-pilot's body while using potentially deforming drugs to deal with the pain of his own injuries in this trippy tribute to comic book legend Moebius.
Director: Emily Dean (Andromeda; story artist: The LEGO Batman Movie, Hair Love)
Writer: Philip Gelatt, from a short story by Michael Swanwick
Studio: Polygonal Images
Night of the Mini Dead (Night of the mini dead)
The apocalypse is conceived - literally - in a graveyard in this biting zombie satire, which begins with some cheeky graveyard sex and accelerates into an invasion of the undead everywhere - from downtown Los Angeles to the Vatican. It's the end of the world as we gnaw it.
Director: Robert Bisi, Andy Lyon
Authors: Robert Bisi and Andy Lyon, from a short story by Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller
Kill Team Kill
Young, stupid and full of… blood, lots and lots of blood, an enraged and adrenaline-pumping force of US soldiers faces an enemy unlike any they've ever faced before, the result of a CIA experiment that really fucking Grizzly. From the director of Kung Fu Panda 2.
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Writer: Philip Gelatt, from a short story by Justin Coates
Studio: Tit, Inc.
A story of fear, sex and philosophy on the farthest frontier, as two posthuman scientists study a seemingly brainless insect race. Tim Miller writes and directs the first ever film adaptation of the work of famous Cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling.
Director: Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: DarkFate)
Writer: Tim Miller, based on the short story by Bruce Sterling
Studio: Blur Studio
You know you have a problem with pest control when they start to respond. The ratpocalypse arrives in Scotland when a grumpy farmer takes drastic measures to deal with an invasion of hyperevolute rodents. Exterminator: the day of judgment.
Director: Carlos Stevens (The Alchemist's Letter)
Writer: Joe Abercrombie, based on the short story by Neal Asher
Studio: Axis Studios
In Vaulted Halls Entombed
Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, a team of Special Forces soldiers (voiced by Joe Manganiello, Christian Serratos and Jai Courtney) set out to retrieve a hostage held by terrorists. But the real evil they face is an ancient god of ancient and terrifying power.
Directors: Jerome Chen (LDR - Lucky 13)
Writer: Philip Gelatt, based on a short story by Alan Baxter
Studio: Sony Pictures Image Works
Fantasy and greed combine in this retelling of the traditional folk tale of a mermaid whose song draws men to their destiny. But her sorcery doesn't work on the deaf knight, Jibaro, and the Golden Woman is fascinated. Thus begins a deadly dance of two predators.
Director: Alberto Mielgo
Writer: Alberto Mielgo