Netflix Cancels Highly Rated Comedy Ahead Of Season 2

Netflix has canceled the animated comedy Inside Job.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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Netflix has canceled the popular animated sitcom Inside Job after just one season. The news was confirmed by series creator, Shion Takeuchi, in a statement on social media. “I’m heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel season two,” she wrote. “Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I am devastated not to be able to watch them grow up.”

Takeuchi added that Reagan and Brett deserved to get a happy ending and would have loved to share more of their story with fans. She also thanked viewers for coming along on the ride. “Even though I’m sad, it helps to know that there are people who cared about these characters,” the creator of Netflix’s now-defunct Inside Job concluded.

Interestingly, in June 2022 CBR reported that the series was renewed for a full-length second season. However, rumors of Netflix scrapping the second outing of Inside Job began after writer Chase Mitchell hinted at its cancellation in a series of vague tweets, PopCulture reports. Although he quickly deleted the posts, eagle-eyed fans started doing their own research and concluded that he was referencing the animated sci-fi series.

Created for Netflix by Shion Takeuchi, Inside Job is a workplace comedy set in a world where most conspiracy theories are real. The story focuses on an American shadow government organization called Cognito Inc. As one of the six organizations that control the world, the series follows tech genius Reagan Ridley and her co-workers for whom keeping secrets is a full-time job.

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From Netflix’s Inside Job

Lizzy Caplan and Clark Duke lent their voices to Reagan Ridley and Brett Hand, respectively. They are accompanied by Tisha Campbell as Gigi Thompson, John DiMaggio as Glenn Dolphman, Bobby Lee as Doctor Andre Lee, Brett Gelman as Myc Celium, Andy Daly as J.R. Scheimpough, and Chris Diamantopoulos as Alpha-Beta. Along with creating the Netflix series, Takeuchi served as executive producer on Inside Job with Alex Hirsch and Mike Hollingsworth.

Speaking to Polygon about the Netflix show, Shion Takeuchi said the idea for Inside Job came from her days in college. She also explained that there isn’t any topic that’s too weird for the show as long as it develops the characters. While the showrunner said the series deals with themes that are “too adult for all ages, it feels good to talk about them in the show.” She also admitted that doing an adult animation is intimidating.

Netflix released Inside Job in October 2021. The series was met with positive reviews from fans and critics alike. It currently holds a 79 percent approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with the general consensus praising its writing and handling of mature themes.

So it’s not surprising that its cancellation came as a shock to everyone involved with the series.

Sadly, Netflix recently dumped a slew of original content like Inside Job. In 2022, the streaming service came under fire for scrapping several animated projects, like The Midnight Gospel, Q-Force, Bone, and others. The move was followed by mass job cuts in the company’s animation department.

Maybe Takeuchi could give the series another lease on life on another streaming platform.