'Love, Death + Robots' Is Officially Returning — What Happened in Volume 2?

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Apr. 19 2022, Published 6:19 p.m. ET

In a cryptic, almost satirical teaser, Love, Death + Robots recently announced that Volume 3 is just around the corner. The anthology series is an imaginative showcase by different creators in the world of animation, presenting short films geared toward a mature audience. As the trailer portends, the new volume is coming "extreming soon," whatever that means. We can certainly expect more stylized stories and hyperviolent content, but here's a recap on what the series is all about.

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Love, Death + Robots doesn't have a clear-cut narrative structure. Instead, its many short films stand independently of each other, each telling a different story within the realm of sci-fi and fantasy. The first season presented viewers with werewolves in the military, farmers in mech suits, and real-life actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Topher Grace playing a married couple who find a universe growing in their old freezer. Volume 2 features more of the same wacky and gritty content.

Here's a rundown of all the animated short films in Love, Death + Robots Volume 2.

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'Automated Customer Service'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 1

In the future, robots take care of just about all the busy work that humans can't be bothered with. Unfortunately, one old woman goes face-to-face against two of the greatest threats in her life: a cleaning robot that goes homicidal and having to call customer service over said bot.

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'Ice'

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'Love, Death + Robots' Vol. 2 Episode 2

On an icy planet far from Earth, two brothers attempt to survive their adolescence as they compete in races against genetically modified delinquents and brave the harsh reality of their new society.

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'Pop Squad'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 3

In a world where people can trade their ability to bear children for immortality and wealth, a cop is reminded of how horrifying it is to be able to live forever and never change.

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'Snow in the Desert'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 4

A criminal attempts to evade intergalactic bounty hunters who are after the enormous cash reward hanging over his head.

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'The Tall Grass'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 5

After a train is stopped in a field of tall grass, a passenger gets lured out of the vehicle by strange lights. Stalked by a faceless threat, he must find his way back to the train before it takes off without him and he is left at the mercy of the supernatural.

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'All Through the House'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 6

With a monster that's equal parts Santa Claus and Krampus visiting children's houses on Christmas Eve, this holiday-themed short warns kids about the dangers of being naughty. The moral of the story? You'd better be good, for goodness' sake.

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'Life Hutch'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 7

Michael B. Jordan stars as a space pilot who must find a way to survive after crash-landing on a planet where an alien threat lurks within.

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'The Drowned Giant'

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Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2 Episode 8

A small sea-side town receives a new tourist attraction after the corpse of a giant washes up on shore.

Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 begins streaming on May 20 on Netflix.

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