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MUST SEE! Netflix Drops ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Volume II Trailer

With ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson at the helm, new season of Tim Miller and David Fincher’s Emmy Award-winning animation anthology series premieres May 14.

Netflix has just released a trailer for the new season of their Emmy Award-winning adult animation anthology series, Love, Death & Robots. Executive produced and created by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Gone Girl, House of Cards), the intense, in-your-face series debuts May 14 globally on the streaming giant.

The series is a blast of the future with its roots deep in the past; Miller teamed up with Fincher after years of wanting to make adult animated features and short films at his animation house, Blur Studio. Blur has always dabbled in CG animated shorts, producing many, including the cult-favorite Rockfish along with Oscar-nominated Gopher Broke and Annecy Cristal winner In the Rough.  When his directorial debut Deadpool hit big, Miller saw their opportunity and the anthology series found a natural home at Netflix. “We couldn’t have been happier at the response to the show,” recalls Miller about the success of Season 1. “It was exactly the kind of passionate reception from animation fans David and I hoped for, but for many long years had been told wouldn’t happen.”

Take a peek at what’s coming May 14!

For Volume II, Miller has been joined by Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson as supervising director; she also executive produces, as does Joshua Donen. Along with Miller, the Oscar-nominated director sought talented and diverse animation directors from around the world, for a blend of styles and stories ranging from violent comedy to existential philosophy. “It’s a tonal and stylistic Jenga game,” says Yuh Nelson. “Trying to figure out which director might best handle what story.”

The eight episodes of Volume II span science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comedy genres; each short is produced with a unique animation style, ranging from traditional 2D to photoreal 3D CGI. The series draws inspiration from the eclectic and provocative comic book material from the 1970's that influenced both Miller’s and Fincher’s formative interests in storytelling.

Volume II credits are as follows:

Automated Customer Service (10 minutes)
Directed by Meat Dept (Kevin Dan Ver Meiren, David Nicolas, Laurent Nicolas)
Animation Company: Atoll Studio
Based on a story by: John Scalzi

Ice (10 minutes)
Directed by Robert Valley
Animation Company: Passion Pictures
Based on a story by: Rich Larson

Pop Squad (15 minutes)
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Animation Company: Blur Studio
Based on a story by: Paolo Bacigalupi

Snow in the Desert (15 minutes)
Directed by Leon Berelle, Dominique Boidin, Remi Kozyra, Maxime Luere
Animation Company: Unit Image
Based on a story by: Neal Asher

The Tall Grass (8 minutes)
Directed by Simon Otto
Animation Company: Axis Animation
Based on a story by: Joe Lansdale

All Through the House (4 minutes)
Directed by Elliot Dear
Animation Company: Blink Industries
Based on a story by: Joachim Heijndermans

Life Hutch (10 minutes)
Directed by Alex Beaty
Animation Company: Blur Studio
Based on a story by: Harlan Ellison

The Drowned Giant (10 minutes)
Directed by Tim Miller
Animation Company: Blur Studio
Based on a story by: J.G. Ballard

Source: Netflix

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