LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Volume 3 Trailer Gives Us A Taste Of Terror, Imagination And Beauty

Netflix has shared the first full trailer for Love Death + Robots, revealing the title of all nine episodes coming in Volume 3. The animated anthology series arrives on the streaming service on May 20th

With the third season of Love Death + Robots set to debut on Netflix later this month, the streaming giant has finally released the official trailer for the latest volume of episodes in the animated anthology series. It's been confirmed that Volume 3 of Love Death + Robots will consist of nine animated short stories. The trailer not only reveals the titles of each episode, but also provides a brief glimpse of them. Additionally, Netflix has shared the synopsis for each of the episodes.

As expected, each episode in Volume 3 differs drastically in both animation style, tone, and premise. We've got ancient evils, a rat uprising, and the first direct sequel in Love, Death + Robots history.

Returning to the series is writer John Scalzi with "Three Robots: Exit Strategies." The short takes us back to the post-apocalyptic future as the three titular robots try to deduce what wiped out mankind.

Producer David Fincher is also making his animation directing debut with "Bad Travelling," a short that takes us aboard a shark-hunting sailing vessel that's attacked by a giant crustacean. The episode is written by Andrew Kevin Walker and based on the short story by British sci-fi writer Neal Asher. Tim Miller is also heavily involved this season, writing and directing "Swarm" and writing the short story for which "Night of the Mini Dead" is based on.

Here are the titles and synopsis for each story in the soon-to-be-released batch of episodes in Love Death + Robots Volume 3:

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 & Andy Lyon, from a short story by Jeff Fowler & Tim Miller

Studio: BUCK

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 [frick]ing 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.


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 (Joe Manganiello, Christian Serratos, Jai Courtney) 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


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


Once again, it looks like Love Death + Robots will deliver another solid batch of animated short stories.  Love Death + Robots Volume 3 arrives on Netflix on May 20. Unfortunately, it sounds like it'll be over all too soon as there are only nine episodes featured in this volume. 

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