If you want animation that pushes boundaries then Netflix’s Love Death + Robots is not for you. Because the series doesn’t push them. It’s not even aware boundaries exist. Through two seasons that has led to one of the most wild and most unpredictable shows on television. It’s also one of the best. The anthology series already has 11 Emmy wins. Now the new trailer for Volume 3 promises nine installments that will keep the surreal fun going. But this season will have something the first two didn’t: executive producer David Fincher as a director for an episode. It marks his debut heading up a cartoon.
What other show offers negotiations with sea monsters, organized rat battalions, killer robots with sass, and journeys through eons of thought? Exactly. You don’t even need to see a trailer to know that can only be Love Death + Robots. This season’s worth of animation and story is everything we’ve come to expect from the show.
You can find the full rundown of all nine Volume 3 episodes below. The lineup includes “Bad Travelling,” the first-ever animated work directed by Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Mank) himself. He executive produces the show alongside Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate). The two will also participate in a Livestream Q and A alongside “Kill Team Kill” director Jennifer Yuh ahead of the season’s premiere. That event will also include showings from the best of Volumes 1 and 2, as well as a sneak peak at Volume 3. It takes place on May 10 at Alamo Drafthouse theaters in the US. You can sign up to attend at a location near you via Alamo’s official website.
We’re sure fans will love hearing from the people behind the show. We don’t think the screening, nor the panel, will include any death or even any robots. But with this show we can’t totally rule it out either.
Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 premieres on Netflix May 20.
Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 Episode List
Three Robots: Exit Strategies: The first direct sequel in Love, Death + Robots history – from the mind of acclaimed sci-fi novelist John Scalzi. The titular trio of droll droids return to take a whirlwind tour studying post-apocalyptic human survival strategies before mankind was finally snuffed out.
Director: Patrick Osborne
Writer: John Scalzi
Studio: Blow Studio
Bad Travelling: A jable shark-hunting sailing vessel is attacked by a giant crustacean whose size and intelligence is matched only by its appetite. Mutiny, betrayal and ventriloquism with a corpse… welcome aboard the animation directing debut of David Fincher.
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker, based on the short story by Neal Asher
Studio: Blur Studio
The Very Pulse Of The Machine: When an exploratory expedition on the surface of the moon Io ends in disaster, an astronaut must trek to safety dragging the body of her co-pilot while using potentially mind-warping drugs to deal with the pain of her own injuries in this trippy tribute to comic book legend Moebius.
Director: Emily Dean
Writer: Philip Gelatt, from a short story by Michael Swanwick
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Night of the Mini Dead: The apocalypse is conceived – literally – in a graveyard in this biting zombie satire, which starts with some cheeky cemetery sex and accelerates into a walking dead invasion of everywhere – from downtown LA to the Vatican. It’s the end of the world as we gnaw it.
Director(s): Robert Bisi, Andy Lyon
Writer: Robert Bisi and Andy Lyon, from a short story by Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller
Kill Team Kill: Young, dumb and full of… blood, lots and lots of blood, a ’roid-raging, adrenaline-fuelled force of US soldiers faces a foe unlike any they have faced before, the result of a CIA experiment that gets 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: Titmouse, Inc.
Swarm: A story of fear, sex and philosophy on the farthest frontier, as two post-human scientists study an apparently mindless insectoid-race. Tim Miller writes and directs the first ever screen adaptation of the work from renowned Cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling.
Director: Tim Miller
Writer: Tim Miller, based on the short story by Bruce Sterling
Studio: Blur Studio
Mason’s Rats: You know you have a pest control problem when they start to shoot back. The ratpocalypse comes to Scotland, as a grumpy farmer takes drastic steps to deal with an invasion of hyper-evolved rodents. Exterminator: Judgment Day.
Director: Carlos Stevens
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 squad of Special Forces soldiers has the dangerous job of recovering a hostage held by terrorists. But the real evil they must confront is an elder god of ancient and terrifying power.
Director: Jerome Chen
Writer: Philip Gelatt, based on a short story by Alan Baxter
Studio: Sony Pictures Imageworks
Jibaro: Fantasy and greed combine in this re-imagining of the traditional folktale of a siren whose song lures men to their doom. But her sorcery fails to work on the deaf knight, Jibaro, and the Golden Woman becomes fascinated by him. Thus begins a deadly dance of two predators.
Director: Alberto Mielgo
Writer: Alberto Mielgo