If you love science fiction and good-quality well-done animation like me, then it sounds like Netflix will soon have what we were craving without even knowing it yet. Today Netflix announced a very cool project from Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (Mindhunter) in the form of Love, Death & Robots, an animated anthology series. Love, Death, and Robots sounds like my kind of series.
This series is the result of a global effort, and the shorts will span the genres, from science fiction and fantasy to horror and comedy, while also presenting a variety of animation formats, from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI. Each segment will be 5-15 minutes long and is aimed at adults and get created by different teams of filmmakers from around the world.
Miller sums it up like this: “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 eighteen episodes are meant to be provocative material designed to provoke an emotional response with differing stories that seem like they may be pushing the boundaries of what we traditionally think of for animation, which is a long time coming. And, as a global initiative, the diversity of voices and experiences creating the work should be really interesting and perhaps even challenging for some individuals.
The anthology, which is also executive produced by Jennifer Miller and Josh Donen, does not yet have a premiere date, but we will update you with more as we know it.