Netflix made a surprise movie and pre-released an episode of one of their Emmy-winning series. Right now, fans of Love, Death and Robots — an anthology sci-fi series streaming exclusively on Netflix — can now go to YouTube and watch an episode from Volume 3 of the show. The episode is titled “Three Robots: Exit Strategies” and is based on a short story by science fiction author John Scalzi. It continues the adventures of the mechanical protagonists first introduced in Love, Death & Robots Volume 1. The remaining episodes will be available on Netflix on Friday 20th May.

Love, Death and Robots was created by Tim Miller (Dead Pool), who also serves as a producer alongside Joshua Donen, David Fincher and Jennifer Miller. It is a collection of animated short films that also contain some live action. The 18-episode Season 1 debuted in March 2019 and quickly became a popular series for Netflix. Season 2 consisted of eight episodes and was released in May 2021. Among the many celebrities they’ve been able to lend their voice — and in some cases their face — to Love, Death and Robots are Michael B. Jordan, Elodie Yung, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Topher Grace, Samira Wiley, Carlos Alazraqui and Chris Parnell. Notably, the show was hugely popular with critics and fans alike, even taking home six awards at the 2021 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

In a previous interview with The opposite, Miller opened up about the series and revealed if he was “surprised” by the reaction to Season 1. “It would be arrogant if I said no,” he quipped. “I knew there were fans of this material, what held us back was the fact that there weren’t any comparisons for it, there weren’t any other successful shows with a similar structure.

Miller added: “It makes people nervous about spending the money we need to do well. But I knew the people were out there because I was one of them. So I wasn’t surprised they found the show.

At the time, Miller also clarified the shorter structure of volume 2, stating, “I’m just going to say what became of volumes two and three, which we had planned as volume two. And then Netflix said, ‘Hey, is there a way we can get? that on duty earlier?’ So that’s how we did it, prioritizing a bunch of them. I don’t want to be criticized for anything, but I think if the critics need to point something out to us, it’s not a bad thing that there aren’t enough. To have people wanting more from the show? I take it.”

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