From the ‘Gravity Falls’ writer and creator/executive producer comes the first adult animated series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios; show delves into the daily grind of creating conspiracies for the ‘shadow government.’
As part of the streamer’s continuing embarrassment of Annecy 2021 announcement riches, Netflix head of adult animation Mike Moon today also shared another new adult animated series, Inside Job, revealed by creator/showrunner Shion Takeuchi (writer, Gravity Falls, Disenchantment) and executive producer Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls’ creator and executive producer) during their Studio Focus Panel. Inside Job is the first project from Takeuchi’s 2018 Netflix deal, and the first adult animation series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios.
Inside Job is billed as an adult animated comedy about the shadow government - and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is committing the world’s conspiracies. From convoluted coverups to secret societies to masked orgy etiquette, navigating office culture at Cognito Inc. can be tricky, especially for anti-social tech genius Reagan Ridley. Even in a workplace filled with reptilian shapeshifters and psychic mushrooms, she’s seen as the odd one out for believing the world could be a better place. Reagan thinks she can make a difference, if only she could manage her unhinged, manifesto-writing father and her irresponsible coworkers, to finally snag the promotion she’s been dreaming about.
Series regulars include Lizzy Caplan as Reagan Ridley, Cognito Inc.’s antisocial tech genius; Christian Slater as Rand Ridley, Reagan's father, and disgraced head of Cognito Inc.; Clark Duke as Brett Hand, a lovable D.C. yes-dude; Andrew Daly as J.R. Scheimpough, CEO of Cognito; Bobby Lee as Dr. Andre, a free-spirited biochemist; John DiMaggio as Glenn Dolphman, a half-man, half-dolphin; Tisha Campbell as Gigi, Cognito’s fast-talking Head of Media Manipulation and Subliminal Messages; and Brett Gelman as Magic Myc, a psychic subterranean mushroom creature from a hive mind deep within Hollow Earth.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.