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Love, Death And Robots Season 2 - What We Know So Far

Anyone who's a fan of the anthology nature of Black Mirror but wishes the episodes didn't take an hour to watch has some homework to take care of on Netflix. With episodes ranging in length from six to 17 minutes, Love, Death and Robots doesn't demand a lot of your time, but with many of the episodes, it'll certainly occupy space in your mind for some time to come. 

The first volume consists of 18 episodes. Some are funny; some are darkly serious. Some are designed to get your adrenaline pumping with mind-bending action sequences, and others have you ruminate on what it means to be human. With different animators, writers, and directors, there's a ton of variation, and no matter what your personal sensibilities entail, there's bound to be at least a few stories that tickle your fancy, easily making it one of the best cartoons on Netflix you need to check out. 

The first batch of episodes came out in 2019, and more are on the way... eventually. Netflix ordered more episodes shortly after the initial volume's release, but when exactly can we expect to take more dives into these twisted visions of the future? Here's what we know about Love, Death and Robots season 2.

What's the release date for Love, Death and Robots season 2?

Netflix hasn't announced an expected release date for a second season, and to be honest, it could take a while. Assuming season 2 consists of at least 18 episodes like the first volume with different animation studios working simultaneously, it could take a while to get everything perfect. Even though the episodes are only about 10 minutes a piece, there's obviously a strong commitment to ensuring everything is of the highest quality possible, and when you're dealing with designs for robots, aliens, and supernatural creatures, animation becomes a time-consuming process. 

There's also the little matter of the COVID-19 pandemic, which suspended much of television production in 2020. While many animated productions were able to work remotely during that time (via Variety), delays are still to be expected. Our best guess is that Love, Death and Robots season 2 will drop on the streaming platform either late 2021 or early 2022. 

Who's in the cast for Love, Death and Robots season 2?

Season 1 had an incredible array of voice actors lend their talents throughout various episodes. Some of the bigger names who made appearances include Gary Anthony Williams, Chris Parnell, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Maurice LaMarche, Gary Cole, Samira Wiley, and Kevin Michael Richardson. While most of the story lines utilize animation, there are some live-action components with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Topher Grace actually getting the chance to show their faces in the segment, "Ice Age," which was directed by Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate helmer Tim Miller.

No casting announcements have been made for Love, Death and Robots season 2 at this point in time, but we'd expect similarly noteworthy actors to help bring these unique, bizarre stories to life. Now that the show has a little bit of name recognition, it may not be surprising if even bigger stars come onboard, but we'll just have to wait and see how everything pans out.

What could the plots be for Love, Death and Robots season 2 episodes?

Since every episode of Love, Death and Robots is different, there are a lot of different plots that will come into play once season 2 gets released. The first volume did a fantastic job of presenting a lot of different visions from the humorous "When the Yogurt Took Over" following a hyper-intelligent container of yogurt taking over the planet to the horrific "Sucker of Souls," which trades in robots for a murderous demon who dispatches a group of archaeologists in exceedingly bloody ways. 

Vulture listed its favorite episode of the first season as "Zima Blue" due to its more philosophical elements focusing on a world-renowned artist whose sentience began as a simple cleaning robot but evolved into something much greater. In just 10 minutes, the episode manages to tell an engrossing story on the nature of being human complemented beautifully by animation unlike anything else seen in the volume. 

There are plenty of other great stories, but "Zima Blue" in particular really exemplifies what's possible with a series like this and why there should be more like it. As long as volume 2 of Love, Death and Robots sticks with the same level of innovation and creativity we've seen in the past, it's going to be a delight whether you're a fan of sci-fi, horror, or comedy.