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09 Jan 2019

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.

In context

David Fincher making adult animated series for Netflix

Details

Series to be a collection of 18 shorts spanning genres

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'.

Third collaboration between Fincher and Netflix

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.

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Production

Each animated story will be handled by a different team

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.

Reaction

Miller expresses excitement, calls show his 'dream project'

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.

From fringe to mainstream, interesting time for Miller

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".

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When is the new show coming?

Will 'Love, Death & Robots' be available in India?

Is David Fincher directing the show?

Will there be more than the 18 episodes?

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When is the new show coming?

Asked on 09-01-2019 by Ishan Venkatesan

Answered by NewsBytes

Although Netflix does not have a release date yet, the show will release in 2019.

Will 'Love, Death & Robots' be available in India?

Asked on 09-01-2019 by Hansika Pawar

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, it will be available in India if you have a Netflix subscription.

Is David Fincher directing the show?

Asked on 09-01-2019 by Surabhi Tata

Answered by NewsBytes

No, Fincher is the executive producer of the show.

Will there be more than the 18 episodes?

Asked on 09-01-2019 by Arjun Tata

Answered by NewsBytes

There might be more than 18 short stories but that is unlikely. For now, we know there will at least be 18 animated shorts.

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