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Very often when we are discussing series on this website, especially those that have been released on Netflix officially, we add links to previous shows that were canceled despite some great viewership and storylines. Now, another series has been added to the list, and there has been a lot of ruckus over it, so we’re here to tell you all about it. Most of you have watched or at least heard of the animated series Inside Job, which gained a lot of popularity over the last couple of years because of its unique concept full of conspiracy theories. The first part of Inside Job released in 2021, and subsequently, the second part in 2022.
Naturally, all the viewers and fans who had been following this show were keen to watch more, because while adult animation is doing great on Netflix with shows like Big Mouth or Rick and Morty, the audience wanted something new, and that’s exactly the void that Inside Job filled in. So, why are fans upset? Has Netflix gone ahead and pulled another one of their cancelations on their audiences? If this keeps up, we don’t see too many people renewing their Netflix subscription next. Anyway, here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening with Inside Job:
Netflix has reversed the season 2 renewal for INSIDE JOB. The series is now cancelled.— Cartoon Crave (@TheCartoonCrave) January 9, 2023
Creator Shion Takeuchi shares her thoughts in the second photo. pic.twitter.com/7rfNXn2EZe
Let’s get over with the bad news before we talk about it in greater detail. Yes, the rumors are true, Inside Job has officially been canceled and will not be returning for another season, aka season 2. Now, we understand why this might be a little confusing since Inside Job part 2 was released in 2022, but turns out parts 1 and 2 are made up of one season, or at least that’s what we have concluded after going through the official announcements. Now, another reason why this has been shocking and has caused a lot of confusion is that Netflix had originally renewed Inside Job for another, and has backtracked on that decision and decided to cancel it, leaving the fans a lot more heartbroken. It’s like getting a kid excited about a toy, and then telling them it’s out of stock, even though it probably isn’t.
The creator of Inside Job, Shion Takeuchi, has released a statement for her fans, which has only made the heartbreak worse for the fans because there was clearly a lot more she planned for the viewers. The statement goes as follows:
“Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I am devastated not to be able to watch them grow up. 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. To everyone who watched, thank you for coming along on the ride. Even though I’m sad, it helps to know that there’s people out there who cared just as much about these characters as me.”
Netflix has not released an official statement regarding this yet, however, their social media is being hounded by Inside Job fans, and we’re certain that in a few days, there will be petitions going around.
This is truly the million-dollar question, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months, is that Netflix will probably never tell you exactly why they canceled a show. Netflix has been on a major canceling spree in the last six months, and it has caused more viewers to shift to streaming services like Prime Video or Apple TV+. Inside Job isn’t the first show to be canceled and won’t be the last. Most recently, Warrior Nun and Fate: The Winx Saga were canceled, despite their strong indications towards both shows were being renewed. Even today, if you look at Netflix’s Instagram posts, one of the most frequent comments is #savewarriornun.
People often blame viewership for the cancelation of the series, but let’s take a look at 1899, which was released a few months ago, has only had one season, and has already been canceled. The reason we are using 1899 as an example is that this was one of the most watched shows on Netflix in recent times, so clearly viewership isn’t a factor when it comes to being under the chopper.
Moving back to Inside Job, when it comes to viewership, this animated series had a strong and dedicated viewership with a unique concept, which was what initially led to the renewal of the series, but the backtrack by Netflix has given fans some major whiplash and left everyone upset. There are 18 episodes in total, and now that’s all there will be. We really do hope that Netflix comes out with a statement eventually, telling the fans why they canceled Inside Job and other shows which were fan favorites.
If there’s one silver lining, it is the fact that despite canceling the show, Netflix hasn’t taken it down. So, you can still stream all the episodes on this streaming platform. You can also read more about Inside Job part 2 here, and yes, Adam Scott plays a recurring character in this part, another reason why Netflix should have never put this show under the chopper.
While we understand that you might feel a little hopeless at the moment, we can offer you some consolation, which is that while this isn’t highly likely, there is always the smallest possibility that a different network might pick up Inside Job and continue the show. Again, we don’t want to get your hopes up, but something is better than nothing. As for Netflix, we don’t expect them to renew the show, no matter how much fans ask, and this is only based on experience with past shows.
Has your favorite show ever been canceled by a streaming platform? Because if so, join the club! Inside Job was loved by those who adored animation, conspiracy theories, and a whole lot of humor. In fact, Inside Job also made it to our list of best adult animated shows! Have you watched Inside Job yet?