Don’t get me wrong, there are ‘meh’ episodes in all the other previous seasons, but on the whole Charlie Brooker’s dystopian, science-fiction anthology series packs a serious technological punch.
However the latest season fell well short of expectations. That Miley Cyrus episode was bloody awful.
If you haven’t already seen it, Netflix’s animated series Love, Death and Robots was a decent alternative to all that nihilistic escapism, with the first season featuring 18 short films combining futurism, dark comedy, and stunning visuals.
And the good news is that it’s coming back for a second season.
Per a tweet from Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account, Jennifer Yuh Nelson will be the supervising director on all of the upcoming episodes. She did the animated Spawn series as well as Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 – so clearly we’re in good hands here.
As for how many episodes we can expect or when they’ll be available, we’re still in the dark, but you’d imagine the episodes will stick to their 6-18 minute run-time from season one.
Upon release, the series – which is directed by various animators and writers – drew heavy comparisons to Black Mirror, with some reckoning it was even more intense.
David Fincher, the man behind the series, said of it:
“We always thought there was an audience for it, but it was a very difficult thing to pitch.
“What we wanted to do was find stories and find artists and find directors, animators, production companies that we could build a sandbox for. Hopefully they’ll take root, and hopefully, we’ll get to make more weird, different kind of stuff.”
If you haven’t seen season one (which would be surprising given that you’ve read this article) then I strongly recommend getting on it.
The episodes are super easy to digest and you can drop in and out them with relative ease. You won’t regret it.
Stay tuned for updates on season two, folks.
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