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Netflix cancels another beloved original show, good news for Disney+

Netflix cancels another beloved original show, good news for Disney+
Netflix cancels another beloved original show, good news for Disney+

Netflix just loves to cancel its own originals.

Inside Job Reagan Ridley (left) Brett Hand (right) looks shocked
Credit: Netflix

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Looks like Netflix continues to push its remaining loyal customer base away, and towards other (newer) streaming giants like Disney+. After it was announced last year that digital streaming platform Netflix was massively restructuring its consumer model, moving away from shared passwords and implementing more ads. As a result, many upset subscribers have decided to cancel their subscriptions and walk away from the Netflix streaming service altogether. This is frankly fantastic news in The Walt Disney Company-owned Disney+’s favor, considering it already features crowd-pleasers like Marvel Studios’ entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise, as well as Disney’s entire animation library, not to mention brand new Disney+ Originals created specifically for the platform.

And now, with this recent announcement pushing people even further away from their Netflix subscriptions, the once-ubiquitous streaming platform may be in for some tough days ahead.

Inside Job Reagan Ridley Walking down the corridor growing people
Credit: Netflix

It was recently announced that Netflix’s original series, Inside job (2021) was unceremoniously canceled, despite previously being greenlit for a season two, following its successful first season run. While it has its fair share of cheesy jokes, it delves into several pretty deep and thought-provoking concepts, as well as dealing with oddly real and emotional issues. The series is an animated sci-fi workplace comedy aimed mainly at adults, created by former Disney creators and Gravity Falls (2012) alum, Shion Takeuchi. Executive produced by Gravity Falls showrunner Alex Hirsch and Bojack Horseman (2014) director Mike Hollingsworth, Inside job certainly has its fair share of stellar animation talent behind the helm.

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Inside Job Reagan Ridley red string conspiracy
Credit: Netflix

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The series follows tech genius Reagan Ridley (Lizzy Caplan) in a world where the weird and wild conspiracy theories you hear on the internet and in popular media are 100% real. Fratboy yes-man Brett Hand (Clark Duke), PR Gigi Thompson (Tisha Campbell), dolphin-man hybrid and military advisor Glenn Dolphman (John DiMaggio), drug-loving biochemist Dr. Andre Lee (Bobby Lee), psychic mushroom from Hollow Earth, Myc Celium (Brett Gelman) are her associates in Cognito Inc. – an American shadow government organization that secretly rules the world behind the scenes. Randall Ridley AKA Rand Ridley (Christian Slater) is Reagan’s father and disgraced former Cognito Inc. founder/CEO, and her romance writer mother Tamiko Ridley (Suzy Nakamura) often puts Reagan in the middle of their arguments. This group of strange individuals and nut scenarios is juxtaposed with The office and Archer-esque sitcom-style attitudes in the workplace, making it a truly unique “Only on Netflix” series that gained its own, rather sizable following.

Inside Job Group promo
Credit: Netflix

Still, the shells of those who work at Cognito Inc. will never grace the Netflix screen again, according to show creator Takeuchi.

Coming out directly to fans and followers on Twitter, it Inside job The showrunner admitted to being “heartbroken” by this sudden news:

I’m sorry guys, it’s true.💔
#Inside job

(pictured) I am devastated to confirm that Netflix has decided to cancel Season 2 of Inside Job.
Over the years, these characters have become real people to me, and I’m devastated that I won’t be able to see them grow up. Reagan and Brett deserved to get the ending and finally find happiness. And I would love to even be able to share what was in store with you all.

To everyone watching, thanks for coming along for the ride. Even though I’m sad, it helps to know that there are people out there who cared about these characters as much as I did. 💖

Now it seems that the loyal fans of this show will never get to see the full story play out. This devastating news comes after the second season was originally greenlit by Netflix, making the shock of cancellation all the worse. Like many other cancellations that have occurred on streaming platforms recently, it looks like Disney’s media empire will continue to grow as users migrate with the dwindling pool of exclusive shows.

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During the initial announcement regarding Netflix’s changes, users flocked to social media to voice their opinion on the consumer-unfriendly changes – like @jaffamental, who commented on the cost of a “screen” now with Netflix versus Disney+ and Prime, adding that “Netflix honestly spoken sucks ass” after “their content became total garbage”:

I was shocked when for one screen it cost me as much in audi as Disney does for 4 screens and Netflix has been around longer and their content became complete garbage. Prime is even cheaper again. Netflix is ​​completely honest.

It seems like the big Netflix migration to other hungry streaming services, all so desperate to grab Netflix’s subscriber base, will happen sooner or later.

What do you think of Netflix going back on their word? Are you a fan of Inside job? Share your thoughts in the comments below!