Netflix has been treating us to a number of animated shows over recent years. Shows such as the wonderful Bojack Horseman and Castlevania have all been released on the streaming site as well as the mediocre (in my opinion) Disenchantment from Matt Groening, among others.
It’s a trend that looks likely to continue. Netflix has announced a new animated series from co-creators David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network) and Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator 6). “Love, Death, and Robots” will be an anthology series of 18 episodes aimed at a more mature audience and will feature a different director per episode as well as different styles of animation.
Each episode will be a short story of between 5-15 minutes long, with each likely to feel distinctly different from the last. The animation will vary and include anything from 2D to CGI. Genre-wise, we will be getting a mixture of Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. Themes that have been shared so far include alien spiders, cyborg bounty hunters, and sentient dairy products. Hopefully something for everyone (of the appropriate age of course).
Tim Miller had this to say about the upcoming series:
“Love, Death & Robots is my dream project, it combines my love of animation and amazing stories. Midnight movies, comics, books and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades, but they were relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds of which I was part. I’m so (expletive) excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”
David Fincher and Tim Miller will also serve as executive producers on the project along with Jennifer Miller and Josh Donen.
I for one look forward to hearing more information on this one, including a release date, in the near future. I’m hopeful that Netflix is on to a winner here and have a show that, in theory, could last for quite some time due to the very nature of anthologies. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below!