Love, Death & Robots: David Fincher's upcoming Netflix animated series
Netflix is trying to maintain its position as the premiere streaming platform by adding new and exciting content in the face of increasing competition. To this extent, they decided to adapt Roald Dahl's stories into an animated series, as we reported. Now they are making a new adult-themed animated series of shorts, co-created by David Fincher and Tim Miller. Read all about it here.
The upcoming show titled Love, Death & Robots is being made by Fincher of Gone Girl fame, and Miller, known for Deadpool. The series is going to be a collection of 18 animated short stories that span across genres including science fiction, comedy, horror, and fantasy. They are likely to include diverse characters like 'robots gone wild', 'sentient dairy products' and 'werewolf soldiers'.
For those unaware, this marks the third collaboration between Fincher and Netflix. The acclaimed director had first worked on House of Cards, the first Netflix original show. His second collaboration had been on Mindhunter, the show that thoroughly examined the psyche of a serial killer.
Miller's animation company, Blur Studio, will presumably be involved in the production process of Love, Death & Robots. However, each of the shorts in the series will have varying animation styles, which will range from photoreal CG to traditional 2D. All of the 18 planned episodes are slated to be individually created, and handled by different teams of animated filmmakers from around the world.
Miller called the upcoming show his dream project and expressed excitement that entertainment was changing to accommodate adult-themed animations into the larger cultural conversation. Love, Death & Robots combined his "love of animation and amazing stories". Miller said he had belonged to the fringe culture of nerds and geeks who liked comics and other works of fantastic fiction, which is finally entering the mainstream.
Miller said," Midnight movies, comics, books and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades... relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds... excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation".