Netflix has just released details on the streaming service’s first-ever animated anthology series. Netflix confirms David Fincher (Mindhunter, Gone Girl, House of Cards) and Tim Miller (Deadpool, upcoming untitled Terminator sequel) are executive producing the animated shorts anthology series, Love, Death & Robots.
Episodes of Love, Death & Robots will run from five to 15 minutes, and the streaming service describes the project as intended for adult audiences (not suitable for mainstream). The animated anthology will consist of episodes with unique animation styles, “from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI.” Additionally, each episode is created by a different group of filmmakers.
In addition to David Fincher and Tim Miller, Jennifer Miller and Josh Donen serve as executive producers.
Commenting on the project, Tim Miller said, “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 f**king excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”
The Details, Courtesy of Netflix:
Love, Death & Robots is a collection of animated short stories that span the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. With a bold approach to each story’s narrative, episodes are intended to be easy to watch and hard to forget.
The series draws inspiration from the eclectic and provocative genre material that influenced both Miller’s and Fincher’s formative interests in storytelling.
The production of Love, Death & Robots united a global animation community, calling on the talents and unique perspectives of innovative animation studios, directors and artists from around the world. Eighteen stories in all, each film is painstakingly crafted, charged with a mix of energy, action and unapologetic dark humor.