Netflix seems to be really doubling down on animation as of late, between acquiring some old classic animated shows, producing some new ones and even setting up a few live-action adaptations as well. Now this week they have also announced a rather unique project that brings together David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller as the executive producers behind an animated anthology series called Love, Death & Robots. Here’s what Miller had to say about the project:
“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 a part. I’m so fucking excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”
The show will consist of 18 episodes between 5 and 15 minutes in length, featuring a variety of animation styles from different studios, directors and artists around the world. They will all be aimed at a mature audience, not unlike the classic animated anthology film Heavy Metal (which Fincher tried unsuccessfully to revive a few years ago). A full episode list has not yet been revealed but the press release promises “SENTIENT DAIRY PRODUCTS, WEREWOLF SOLDIERS, ROBOTS GONE WILD, GARBAGE MONSTERS, CYBORG BOUNTY HUNTERS, ALIEN SPIDERS AND BLOOD-THIRSTY DEMONS FROM HELL.” Sounds about right. Are you looking forward to Love, Death & Robots?