'Love, Death & Robots' Episode Plots Sound Like Crazier 'Rick and Morty'

Netflix answer to 'Rick and Morty' is a much darker animated series.

More details have emerged about Netflix upcoming animated sci-fi anthology series from Deadpool director Tim Miller in collaboration with David Fincher. Based on the newly revealed episode descriptions, Love, Death & Robots will dive right into insane sci-fi adventures featuring multiple realities, demons, robots, murder, apocalypses, space travel, and so much more.

One of the most interesting episode descriptions, “Alternate Histories,” sounds like it was ripped right out of a Rick and Morty B-plot: “Want to see Hitler die in a variety of comically fantastic ways? Now you can. Welcome to Multiversity!”

Love, Death & Robots is an anthological series of short episodes between 5 and 15 minutes each, each using a different animation style to tell stories within the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. Despite a lot of fun, wacky premises in these episodes like the Hitler one, the trailer and overall tone of the collection as a whole feels just like The Animatrix, the anthological collection of animated shorts connected to the Matrix universe. Many of them are serious in tone, and some even include nudity and other sexual themes.

As such, the series perhaps fits best alongside something like Black Mirror, another anthological sci-fi series on Netflix, but Love, Death & Robots feels even less predictable.

Love, Death & Robots has a gang of cyborg thieves, cats fighting demons, and some superpowered soldiers. And there are 15 more episodes, each weirder than the last.

Is that electric eel ghost swimming through that man?


Here’s a full look at all 18 upcoming episodes of Love, Death & Robots:

“Sonnie’s Edge”: In the underground world of “beastie” fights, Sonnie is unbeatable — as long as she keeps her edge.
“Three Robots”: Long after the fall of humanity, three robots embark on a sightseeing tour of a post-apocalyptic city.
“The Witness”: After seeing a brutal murder, a woman flees from the killer through the streets of a surreal city.
“Suits”: A community of farmers use their homemade mechs to defend their families from an alien invasion.
“Sucker of Souls”: Unleashed by an archaeological dig, a bloodthirsty demon battles a team of mercenaries armed with … cats?

We're here for the robot-cat team-up. 

“When The Yogurt Took Over”: After scientists accidentally breed super-intelligent yogurt, it soon hungers for world domination.
“Aquila Rift”: Awakening after traveling light years off course, a ship’s crew struggles to discover just how far they’ve come.
“Good Hunting”: The son of a spirit hunter forges a bond with a shape-shifting huli jing.
“The Dump”: Ugly Dave calls the garbage dump home, and he’s not about to let some city slicker take it away from him.
“Shape-Shifters”: Deep in Afghanistan, two Marines with supernatural powers face a threat from one of their own kind.

More robots ... and a werewolf?

“Helping Hand”: Stranded in orbit, an astronaut must choose between life and limb before her oxygen runs out.
“Fish Night”: After their car breaks down in the desert, two salesmen take a dreamlike voyage to the dawn of time.
“Lucky 13”: After the drop-ship Lucky 13 lost two crews, no pilot would fly her … but rookies don’t get a choice.
“Zima Blue”: The renowned artist Zima recounts his mysterious past and rise to fame before unveiling his final work.
“Blind Spot”: A gang of cyborg thieves stage a high-speed heist of a heavily armored convoy.

Which four episodes are these?

“Ice Age”: A young couple moves into an apartment and finds a lost civilization inside their antique freezer.
“Alternate Histories”: Want to see Hitler die in a variety of comically fantastic ways? Now you can. Welcome to Multiversity!
“Secret War”: Elite units of the Red Army fight an unholy evil deep in the ancient forests of Siberia.

Based on the above images straight from Netflix, the series does indeed feature a wide variety of animation styles, ranging from the childishly cartoonish — in what we’re assuming is “Alternate Histories” — all the way to the hyper-realistic styles of or “Aquila Rift.”

Love, Death & Robots will be released on Netflix March 15, 2019.

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