Takeuchi, a writer on “Gravity Falls” and other shows, announced the cancellation Sunday evening on Twitter. “I’m heartbroken to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel Season 2 of ‘Inside Job,'” 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.”
A Netflix rep confirmed that Season 2 of “Inside Job” was canceled. The streamer had announced the show’s renewal for a second season last June.
“Inside Job,” a sendup of ’90s sci-fi drama “The X-Files,” stars Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater and Clark Duke. The show was co-executive produced by Takeuchi and “Gravity Falls” creator Alex Hirsch.
The first half of “Inside Job” (10 episodes) premiered on Netflix in October 2021, and the second part (eight episodes) debuted this past November. The animated comedy is about the shadow government — and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is executing the world’s conspiracies.
The series unfolds in the offices of Cognito Inc., an organization within the shadow government, and follows anti-social tech genius Reagan Ridley (Caplan) who, with her partner Brett Hand (Duke), works to uncover the infinite secrets of the world hidden in the shadows. Despite her optimism, Reagan faces constant hurdles on the way to her dream promotion including her unhinged, conspiracy-mongering father (Slater) and irresponsible coworkers.
“Reagan and Brett deserved to get their ending and finally find happiness. And I would have loved to been able to share what was in store with you all,” Takeuchi said in the tweet Sunday.
“Inside Job” was the first project under Takeuchi’s overall deal with Netflix and was the first adult-animation series produced in-house by Netflix Animation Studios.