Netflix Cancels Animated Comedy Series ‘Inside Job,’ Reversing Season 2 Renewal Decision
The animated comedy series Inside Job has been canceled by Netflix after just one season.
The news was confirmed by showrunner Shion Takeuchi (Gravity Falls, Regular Show) on Twitter. This decision is a reversal of the announcement last summer that the series would be renewed for a second season.
Fans of the show expressed their disappointment. One viewer said, “It was such a great show. I’m so bummed we’re not getting more. But that’s one hell of a season. Everyone who worked on it should be proud as heck.”
Another said, “We need to Community this back into existence,” referring to the fan reception to the ending of the six-season sitcom Community.
Inside Job is an adult comedy about Cognito Inc. employees Reagan Ridley (Lizzy Caplan) and Brett Hand (Clark Duke). The pair work for a shadow government agency in a universe where conspiracy theories are real.
Netflix gave the series 20 episodes for season 1, which was split into two parts of 10 episodes each. The streaming service announced a season 2 renewal in June 2022.
While Netflix canceling another series is not a surprise, animated shows have had a rough time as of late. At WB Discovery, many animated shows were canceled, and some were even removed from its library completely.
Renewing a show and then canceling it is rare, but Netflix famously did this with the final season of GLOW. At the time, they cited COVID-related production issues as the rationale.
Inside Job‘s cancellation is likely due to viewership metrics and cost-cutting.
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