Love, Death + Robots Season 4 Confirmed By Netflix

Fans of the Netflix animated anthology series "Love, Death + Robots" can thank their lucky stars, because the streamer just announced a fourth season! The acclaimed series from executive producers Tim Miller ("Deadpool") and David Fincher ("Mank") will return for another round of robot-related realities, drawn forth from the minds of some of the world's greatest writers and animators. The series has won 12 Emmys, and Volume III released on Netflix on May 20, 2022, already earning an early Emmy for Academy Award-winning director Alberto Mielgo for his astounding short, "Jibaro." 

The announcement came via press release and a tweet from Netflix, revealing that "volume f***" is happening. I'm sure they mean volume four, but censoring the word is a fun gimmick that's right in line with the "Love, Death + Robots" silly sense of humor. 

Astounding sci-fi bites

One of the things that makes "Love, Death + Robots" so intriguing is the sheer diversity of the stories on display. The nine episodes of Volume 3 ran the gamut, including a return to the smart-alecky "Three Robots" who visit a human world after its apocalypse to comment on how the humans might have stopped it, the heart-pounding and dialogue-free tragic romance of "Jibaro," and a ballet of alien creatures in zero G in "Swarm." The anthology format allows the creators to take things in wild directions and go as far as they want, since there's no concerns of serialization or continuing the story. They're quick bites of science fiction, horror, fantasy, and comedy, all delivered through a variety of forms of animation.

And while many studios are using animation to try and create realism, Miller appreciates the experimental nature of "Love, Death + Robots." In an interview with /Film, he explained the importance of using the technology to tell stories that couldn't be told in live action: 

"... I think there's a lot of energy focused now on achieving that last bit of reality and crossing the uncanny valley, which means you really can tell any sorts of stories. But when I think of animation, I think [of] the kinds of stories that you can tell [which] can't be told in other mediums. And I hope that most of the stories that we're choosing feel like they should be told with this particular medium, because they would be hard to tell on any other."

"Jibaro" would certainly be impossible to tell with any other medium, as would most of the stories in "Love, Death + Robots." I can't wait to see what mechanical magic they pull out of their hats for Volume IV, on its way from Netflix sometime in the future.