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Viewers Are Raving About Neill Blomkamp’s 'Truly Horrifying' Netflix Series Oats Studios

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Viewers Are Raving About Neill Blomkamp’s 'Truly Horrifying' Netflix Series Oats Studios

Neill Blomkamp's new Netflix series has dropped and people are equal parts horrified and overwhelmed.

Oats Studios is a 10-episode show that has been likened to Black Mirror and Love, Death and Robots but with a very Blomkamp-lens.

The legendary director is the man who brought District 9 to life and that cinematography as well as storytelling and view of a dystopian world is very much evident in the episodes.

Each episode is its own story and many of them leave viewers on the edge of their seats as they demand to know what happens next.

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The series was released on the streaming platform at the beginning of October and people have flocked to social media to praise Blomkamp for delivering one hell of a gripping show.

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One viewer wrote: "Neil Blomkamp's Oats Studios shorts are available on Netflix - easily the most interesting work he's ever done; very experimental in both visuals and storytelling."

Another added: "If you liked Love, Death and Robots, you'll enjoy Oats Studios on Netflix - post-apolcolyptic short films produced by South African Oscar-nominated director of District 9, Neil Blomkamp. The production value is so impressive."

A third said: "I've watched the first two episodes of Oats Studios on Netflix and it might be the coolest thing I've ever seen. WOW!"

Interestingly, the episodes came out up to four years ago on YouTube and they've racked up millions of views since.

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They were created by Blomkamp's independent film studio of the same name and they were used to gauge the public's interest on each topic.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Viewers who have seen the episodes will know how some of them end without any resolution; and that was the point.

Oats Studios wanted to see if one episode in particular got people desperate for more characters and a bigger plot. If that happened then the studio would make it into a feature-length film.

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It appears 'Firebase' was the one that got a lot of attention and Blomkamp started crowdfunding to expand that storyline, however had to pull the plug in 2018.

He wrote on Twitter: "To all backers of Firebase.. Oats will be refunding everyone who contributed completely.

"Unfortunately we didn't raise enough to do something truley awesome. We would rather over deliver than create an average film. We thank the thousands of people who did back us- hang in there."

Oats Studios is now streaming on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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