The streaming giant announced the good news via its See What’s Next Twitter account, also confirming that the director of two of the Kung Fu Panda movies and The Darkest Minds, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, will act as a supervising director for the forthcoming episodes.
According to the Twitter post, Nelson will ‘oversee all episodes’. Whatever exactly that means isn’t clear, but it is exciting, nonetheless.
That is pretty much all we know about this so far, to be fair. We’ll just have to wait and see what emerges over the coming months.
The first series of Love, Death & Robots was executive produced by David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, Tim Miller, and Josh Donen.
That season consisted of 18 episodes that were entirely self-contained short stories. It’s quite hard to pin down the show as any one genre as it skips between horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and comedy from episode to episode.
Again, each episode featured a different team of writers, animation studios and styles, as well as different directors at the helm. They’re all short too, so you can easily binge-watch, should you so desire.
Basically, It varies dramatically, which – when you think about it – is sort of the point of an anthology series.
When the first season was released earlier this year, many observers drew comparisons between it and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series, which – in case you missed it – also brought out three new episodes last week.
At the time, Nick Schager of The Daily Beast said: “Delivering bleakness and black comedy in distilled form via stories that rarely last more than fifteen minutes, it’s like Black Mirror for the video game crowd.”
Executive producer David Fincher – who you might remember as the director of Fight Club, Seven, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – told an audience at SXSW Festival: “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.”
Well, here’s hoping that they can bring a little bit more of the magic that made the first season so intriguing to the next run.