Netflix has sent us all a little bit of twisted, NSFW love with the first trailer for Love, Death & Robots. The upcoming series of animated shorts was announced last month by the streaming service. It teams Deadpool director Tim Miller with Fight Club and Seven director David Fincher for what appears to be an absolutely wild animated ride.
The trailer itself is almost impossible to get a grip on. All of the 18 animated shorts are teased, which all feature various, very distinct animation styles. What can be said for sure is that this is going to be a wild ride that, again, is certainly NSFW. There is lots of graphic violence, sexual content and all sorts of imagery that makes it clear this is going to be very much in line with the sensibilities of both Tim Miller and David Fincher. Just in the form of adult animation in an anthology series with seemingly unlimited possibilities, as far as storytelling goes.
Love, Death & Robots will feature a range of stories that cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will and human nature. The series spans various genres, from science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. Each short will carry a unique animation style, ranging from old-school 2D to photo-real 3D CGI. The creators were pulled from all over the world and include some of the best animators from places such as France, Korea, Hungary, Canada and the U.S., among others. The series is said to draw inspiration from 1970's comics that influenced both Tim Miller and David Fincher as storytellers.
While it's tough to make out anything specific from the trailer, Netflix says the series will feature sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell. While the streaming service has made a name for itself with adult-themed animation, with shows like BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth and F Is for Family, this is truly unlike anything they've put forth before. Luckily, they already had an established relationship with David Fincher, who has worked with them on House of Cards and Mindhunter. As for Tim Miller, he managed to squeeze this in while also working on Terminator 6.
The first season consists of 18 shorts that run between five and 15 minutes in length. Given the nature of the series, it's hard to imagine this could have found a home, practically speaking, anywhere other than a streaming service. Even if it feels like something that maybe could have been featured on MTV's Liquid Television, or perhaps Cartoon Network's Toonami. Luckily, we live in a time where there are plenty of those to go around, and they all need content. A premiere date for Love, Death & Robots has also been revealed, as it's set to premiere on March 15. Be sure to check out the new trailer from Netflix streaming service below.