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Netflix’s adult-orientated animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots wants to challenge you

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Love, Death & Robots is Netflix’s upcoming adult-orientated animated anthology series from the minds of David Fincher (Gone Girl) and Tim Miller (Deadpool). It reminds me a lot of 2003’s Animatrix, and given how cool that was I’m surprised it’s taken someone so long to come up with another high-profile anthology like it.

Consisting of eighteen shorts that span the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres, the anthology will “cover a variety of adult topics including racism, government, war, free will, and human nature” through the eyes of “sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell”. What?

The show’s synopsis is as follows:

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.

Executive produced by David Fincher, Tim Miller, Jennifer Miller and Josh Donen, the series brings together world-class animation creators and captivating stories for the first anthology of short animated stories guaranteed to deliver a unique and visceral viewing experience.

Prepare yourself for rapid cuts, rapid beats, and some NSFW content – you’ve been warned – in this red-band trailer. Let’s take a look:

They weren’t kidding about this being a teaser – consider me teased! We zip through moments from all the shorts at breakneck speed, which is hardly surprising since they’re going through eighteen in a minute, but what I’ve just seen definitely leaves me wanting more. We can see there’s a tonne of variety when it comes to animation styles, and overall it looks slick, stylish, twisted, weird, and one hundred percent not for kids.

What do you think? Love, Death & Robots will premiere on Netflix on 15 March. It includes the voice talents of Topher Grace, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Parnell, Gary Cole, and many, many more.

Last Updated: February 18, 2019

22 Comments

  1. Netflix is really going all out with these originals. It’s like they take the craziest ideas people pitch to them and turn them into shows. Watched Polar this weekend and also started on The Umbrella Academy and all I can say is WTF. Entertaining as hell, but WTF

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    • RinceThis

      February 18, 2019 at 17:52

      They are both awesome hey!?

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      • MaSeKind

        February 18, 2019 at 18:05

        Yep very cool. Although Umbrella Academy has it’s moments where it goes a bit meh but then a few scenes on you go WTF!!! again. A bit dark and depressing but still awesome.

        Polar is basically John Wick on cocaine, acid, shrooms and whatever else you can find to snort. Love the dog bit and can’t wait for a sequel.

        And both these things are based on Dark Horse comics so I hope Netflix can continue bringing some of those stories to the small (streaming?) screen

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        • RinceThis

          February 18, 2019 at 18:06

          Not sure Polar will get a sequel, it sadly didn’t fare very well with many. I loved it for what it was and it was so darkly funny I was crying at times. Difficult to shoot a fish though 😉

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          • MaSeKind

            February 18, 2019 at 18:06

            Haha I was waiting for him to do something to those fish XD

            Yeah I kinda expected the film to end differently so was surprised by the ending. And yes sadly this is probably not a film for most people. Still I think the cinematography and all that stuff was amazing. I just really enjoyed it, much more than I originally thought I would

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 18, 2019 at 19:22

          Some asshole in my room made a loud, ugly laugh at the dog scene.

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          • MaSeKind

            February 18, 2019 at 19:47

            Haha yeah that same asshole was apparently in my room as well

        • Guz

          February 19, 2019 at 07:53

          Im about half way thru U.A. and it does suffer a bit from pacing issues for me, still awesome.

          Edit: gonna give Polar a gander this evening, sounds fun

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        • Guz

          February 19, 2019 at 07:53

          Im about half way thru U.A. and it does suffer a bit from pacing issues for me, still awesome.

          Edit: gonna give Polar a gander this evening, sounds fun

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          • MaSeKind

            February 19, 2019 at 11:48

            Finished UA last night and *sigh*, now I kinda wished I didn’t. But only becuase I’m going to have to wait to see the next season.

            Yeah I found myself wanting to skip a few scenes where it got boring and they just talked about kinda unimportant stuff (okay I realise a lot of that stuff was feelings XD).
            Also the story was a bit predictable, but maybe it should have been. I called it early about what I suspect was going to happen in the end. But they still surprised me at the very last scene so maybe that was the plan all along 🙂

      • MaSeKind

        February 18, 2019 at 19:05

        Also another fun fact, the neighbours house in Polar is the same one Seven and her boyfriend goes to in Umbrella Academy later in the series.
        So obviously they are in the same universe XD

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  2. RinceThis

    February 18, 2019 at 17:52

    Cartoons are for kids though. Where is the adult stuff?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 18, 2019 at 19:36

      But you like Final Fantasy games. Where’s the consistency?

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    • Raptor Rants

      February 19, 2019 at 10:56

      So literally for you then?

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  3. HvR

    February 18, 2019 at 18:21

    Seems I need to get the pille and the dust of the old rave party outfit for this one…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/g6dm5eMVxxo2Y/giphy.gif

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    • Guz

      February 19, 2019 at 07:59

      Oh lord…….please dont remind me……itsh itsh itsh itsh *drops the bass*

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  4. Skittle

    February 18, 2019 at 21:03

  5. Guz

    February 19, 2019 at 07:53

    Now this is a teaser! At first it had my interest, now it’s got my attention.

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  6. Kromas

    February 19, 2019 at 08:59

    What the fuck did I just watch and where can I get more?!

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  7. G8crasha

    February 19, 2019 at 06:59

    Looks…interesting I guess. Hey, just watch some Anime series or Hentai if you want Adult-Orientated Animated Stuff!!!

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  8. WhiteRock

    February 19, 2019 at 07:05

    That looks pretty insane! What I love about Netflix is the short window between teasers / trailers and the actual show release – so luckily not too long to wait for this!

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