The official Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 trailer has been released – and it looks like it’s going to be the show’s most bizarre season yet.
Posted on Netflix’s social media channels on Monday, May 9, the trailer reveals the episode titles of all nine episodes of Season 3 before giving us a brief look at how they will look. Based on the footage it contains, fans are best prepared for more sci-fi, horror, dystopian, existential, and humorous antics from the nearly 10-episode season.
We already knew that volume 3 of Love, Death & Robots would land on Netflix on May 20. With its release less than two weeks away, it’s high time to find out more about what its episodes would entail.
Check out the official trailer below:
The teaser confirms that acclaimed director David Fincher (Mank, Mindhunter) will make his animated directorial debut in the Netflix show he is co-producing alongside Tim Miller. Here’s hoping Fincher’s signature filming style and techniques are on display in the entry he directed.
Alberto Mielgo, whose Season 1 episode The Witness won three Emmys, is also back to direct the final third-season entry called Jibaro. Meanwhile, the season opener – Three Robots: Exit Strategies – marks the first time a season of Love, Death & Robots has contained a direct sequel to a previous episode.
Studios such as production company Miller’s Blur, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Pinkman.tv – which have already animated several entries in Love, Death & Robots – are also returning to deliver gorgeous and grotesque visuals in equal measure.
Here’s a complete rundown of every episodic title in Love, Death & Robots Volume 3, as well as those involved in the production of each:
- Three robots: exit strategies (Director – Patrick Osborne; Screenwriter – John Scalzi; Studio: Blow Studio)
- bad trip (David Fincher, Andrew Kevin Walker, BlurStudio)
- The very pulse of the machine (Emily Dean, Philip Gelatt, Polygon Pictures)
- Night of the Dead Minis (Robert Bisi and Andy Lyon; Robert Bisi and Andy Lyon; Buck Studio)
- Kill Team Kill (Jennifer Yuh Nelson; Philip Gelatt; Titmouse Inc.)
- Swarm (Tim Miller; Tim Miller; Blur Studio)
- Mason’s Rats (Carlos Stevens, Joe Abercrombie, Axis Studios)
- In the vaulted halls buried (Jerome Chen, Philip Gelatt, Sony Pictures Imageworks)
- Jibarō (Alberto Mielgo; Alberto Mielgo; pinkman.tv)
Fans who want to preview Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 can do so by signing up to watch a live Q&A with Tim Miller, David Fincher and Jennifer Yuh Nelson as well. The event, taking place on Wednesday, May 10, will be featured at multiple Alamo Drafthouse locations across the United States. Those wishing to tune in can do so by registering through this link.
For more on Love, Death & Robots, read our expert guide to each of the 26 episodes of the animated anthology series to date. We’ll also update it once Volume 3 comes out, so be sure to check back and see if you’re okay with us on May 20.
Analysis: Will Love, Death & Robots volume 3 be the best season yet?
It’s possible. The Volume 3 trailer suggests that the next batch of episodes will be some of the most intriguing (plot-wise) and beautiful we’ve seen so far. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will. But, with the return of Mielgo, Fincher directing an episode, and each standalone tale tapping into each studio’s unique animation style and aesthetic, we’re confident Volume 3 will be the best season yet.
There is data (albeit a small amount) implying that Love, Death & Robots Volume 3 could also be the best season in the anime series’ history, depending on how much better Volume 2 was. received (by critics) as the first volume. According to review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the 18-person first volume holds a 77% rating among critics. Meanwhile, Volume 2 – with its eight episodes – is rated even higher; the second installment racking up an 85% rating from multiple reviewers.
Take a look at the aggregate scores from TV fans in general, though, and you might worry about Volume 3’s chances of maintaining that upward trajectory. Audiences loved the show’s first episode, with its new certified score of 92% confirming it. Volume 2, however, received a paltry 57% in comparison. It’s unclear if the second outing of Love, Death & Robots was affected by the lack of episodes it contained (18 in Volume 1 versus 8 in Volume 2), or if its stories simply didn’t. did not resonate with viewers.
Whatever the reason, Love, Death & Robots volume 3 may end up dividing critics’ and fans’ opinions of the series more than its predecessor. However, based on what the trailer teased, as well as Mielgo and Fincher’s involvement in specific episodes, we’re quietly confident that Volume 3 will deliver a season that professional critics and fans alike will enjoy. animation will also appreciate.