When asked about the stories that Love Death + Robots couldn’t get rights to, Tim Miller directed his response to the author in question: “Dan Simmons,” he said, “you got my call, but you said: ,No .’ If you are [reading] that, you know what I want, you know what we want. You know we’re going to do a great job with this, so let’s have it. Please.”
Simmons is a science fiction and horror writer whose most famous works include the Hyperion Cantos series, the Illum/Olympos duology, and The Terror, which is adapted into the first season of the AMC anthology series of the same name (“The Terror” season 2 has nothing to do with the book). He’s written dozens of short stories, so it’s hard to guess which ones Miller specifically wants to adapt, although it’s worth noting that “This Year’s Class Picture” has won several short story awards, including the 1992 Stoker Award and the 1993 World Fantasy Award . Whether Simmons changes his mind or not, it’s hoped that Love Death + Robots will be renewed for many more seasons and has the chance to adapt many more of Nelson, Miller and David Fincher’s favorite short stories.
“Love Death + Robots” Vol. 3 is now streaming on Netflix.