At the end of the screening of second compilation movie, Overlord: Shikkoku no Tenshi (Overlord: The Dark Warrior), it was announced that Overlord will receive a second season. The screening also revealed an announcement video revealing the second season.
Overlord is written by Kugane Maruyama with illustrations by so-bin, and was initially serialized as a web novel in September 2010. Kadokawa began publishing the series under the Enterbrain label in July 2012. A manga adaptation drawn by Fugin Miyama has been serialized in the Comp Ace magazine since November 2014. The series previously received a 13-episode TV anime adaptation in Summer 2015 and two compilation movie in February and March of 2017 by studio Madhouse. In addition, the franchise also received an OVA along with 8-special episodes that were bundled with the Blu-ray and DVD volumes between September 2015 and February 2016. FUNimation licensed the anime season for North American distribution and released the series in a single Blu-ray and DVD volume in November 2016.