While the cancellation of a programme on Netflix is currently not exactly breaking news, this week’s instance with Inside Job and its recently enflamed mob of irate fans is special.
Inside Job was not only cancelled after season 1, but it was also not renewed—a uncommon action that regrettably is regrettably becoming more and more typical in the turbulent streaming era. The Inside Job television series by former Gravity Falls author Shion Takeuchi imagines a future in which conspiracies are true. It began with a 20 episode order that was split into two parts, and in June 2022, after the first batch of 10 episodes aired, it was renewed for season 2.
After then, things started to alter. It appears that Netflix objected to various data associated with the second batch of 10 episodes, which arrived in November 2022. And as a result, after previously renewing the series, they have decided to discontinue it this week, as Takeuchi herself announced online:
Animation has lately seen a tough era, especially at WB Discovery, which saw a number of cancelled episodes and some completely withdrawn from its collection. Generally speaking, Netflix has performed better with animated projects than its competitors, but the current scenario makes me think of the time they discontinued the highly regarded Tuca and Bertie, which was compelled to find another home for renewal.
It’s uncommon, but we’ve seen the practise of renewing and then axing a show. While at the time citing COVID-based production challenges for that decision, Netflix notably renewed GLOW for a final season before reversing that choice and cancelling the show without a suitable finale. Fans are not amused, and Inside Job was trending with over 50,000 tweets in a matter of hours yesterday as it now joins Netflix’s graveyard of unfinished series. In this case, this is probably due to some combination of metrics and cost-cutting, but whatever the reason, it is clear that fans are not amused.
What is inside job about?
The Inside Job television series by former Gravity Falls author Shion Takeuchi imagines a society in which conspiracies are prevalent. It began with a 20 episode order split into two parts, and in June 2022, following the release of the first batch of 10 episodes, it was renewed for season 2.