Conspiracy theories, ever more prominent in the real world, are made literally real in Inside Job, which launches on Netflix today. The satirical series is set in a company that orchestrates conspiracies on behalf of a shadow government. It centers on Reagan, a neurotic tech whizz who leads a team at the organization alongside cheery yes-man colleague Brett.
Inside Job is the brainchild of Shion Takeuchi, a former writer on Disney’s Gravity Falls and Cartoon Network’s Regular Show who went on to sign an overall deal with Netflix. This is the first product of that partnership — her first time as showrunner. She discusses the series with INBTWN Animation, the online event partner of Cartoon Brew, in a wide-ranging conversation you can watch below:
The show is billed as the first adult series to be made at Netflix’s in-house animation studio. Takeuchi says the infrastructure was being assembled around her team as they worked. “There were some trials in that regard … but still, I think that the excitement of a new studio also feels like it galvanizes people to be like, ‘We can do anything.’”