Created by David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) and Tim Miller (Deadpool), Netflix's Love, Death & Robots covers intense adult themes, often coated by a dark sense of humour. It’s an animated anthology series with each episode animated by different crews from a range of different countries.
The series is a re-imagining of the 1981 sci-fi film Heavy Metal, and is something Fincher and Miller have been working on for a long time. Heavy Metal is an animated anthology which features themes of graphic violence, sexuality and nudity. Love, Death & Robots explores these themes too, alongside them being categorised further into themes of love, death and/or robots.
The cast includes some recognisable faces such as Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Stefan Kapičić and Samira Wiley. Winstead and Topher are the only cast members who don’t have a voice acting role for an animated character, appearing in live-action roles instead.
Love, Death & Robots is a very distinct collection of shorts and the series is something very new when compared to what we usually see on Netflix. It’s also definitely worth checking out, and here's why.