Love, Death + Robots: Finally, A Netflix Show With Spunk

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It's been a while since Netflix has released a bold or controversial TV show. Apart from 13 Reasons Why, the only thing that comes to mind is Insatiable - and that achieved most of its infamy by being crap.

Fortunately, fans of gritty, NSFW TV have got a new series to sink their teeth into on March 15. Love, Death + Robots is an anthology of animated sci-fi shorts that are definitely not for children. This show looks balls-out crazy (in the best possible way.)

Created by visual effects artist Tim Miller and Oscar-nominated film director David Fincher, Love, Death + Robots does exactly what it says on the tin. Across 18 bite-size episodes, it brazenly explores the themes of love, sex, death and violence through the medium of cool-arse robots.

According to early reviews, the imagination on display is astonishing, with each short depicting a completely different animation style and vividly realised world. The tone is equally varied, ranging from the ultra-dark to the titillating to the lightly comedic and surreal.

Anyone who remembers the magazine Heavy Metal (AKA Métal Hurlant) and/or its movie adaptation will have an idea of what to expect. Here's the official spiel from Netflix:

Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in this NSFW anthology of animated stories presented by Tim Miller and David Fincher.

And here's the trailer:

Love, Death + Robots will be appearing on Netflix this Friday (15 March.)

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