Shion Takeuchi plans Inside Job for Netflix
Staff Reporter | On 24, Apr 2019
Shion Takeuchi is planning an Inside Job at Netflix, with the writer working on a new animated series for the streaming giant.
Netflix’s line-up of adult animation has significantly expanded in recent years, growing from BoJack Horseman to include Big Mouth, F Is for Family, Paradise P.D. and Disenchantment. The latter is where Takuechi caught Netflix’s eye, after working on a staff writer on Matt Groening’s fantasy comedy.
Takeuchi already has an impressive CV, from the Story Department at Pixar (where she worked on Monsters University and Inside Out) to The Regular Show (Cartoon Network), Gravity Falls (Disney XD) and Lost In Oz (Amazon). Last year, she inked a multi-year overall deal that will see her develop new series and other projects for Netflix.
The first of those projects has now been confirmed as Inside Job, a workplace comedy that is set in the shadow government where every conspiracy theory is true and one woman struggles to keep the chaos under wraps.
“Shion represents the next generation of animation creators at Netflix and we are truly honored to be working with her on Inside Job. We can’t wait for adult animation fans around the world to fall in love with her singular brand of comedy and characters,” Mike Moon, who leads the adult animation division at Netflix, told Variety in a statement.